Carnegie Hall LIVE

Various Sundays, 4 to 6 pm
  • Hosted by Jeff Spurgeon

Featuring some of the world’s best performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances, the CARNEGIE HALL LIVE season, from the 2014/2015 season, kicks off with a stunning concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and featuring guest soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter in their first performance together in the U.S.  Also featured are Thomas Hampson and Wolfgang Rieger with a recital of songs including a world premiere performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s Civil Words, a work commissioned by Carnegie Hall especially for the occasion, The Philadelphia Orchestra with Nicole Cabell, Joyce DiDonato, and Lawrence Brownlee with a program of selections from the bel canto era, The National Youth Orchestra with violinist Gil Shaham, and more.

Join us this Sunday, May 31 at 4 pm as WRTI brings you the first in a series of broadcasts recorded live in concert at Carnegie Hall during the 2014/2015 season.

Re-live the opening night gala concert by the Berlin Philharmonic, led by Simon Rattle. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter – a longtime collaborator with the Philharmonic – is the soloist in the lush Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. The program opens with Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and concludes with the final moments of Stravinsky's The Firebird.