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Season 51 2013-2014


Season Opening Concert

The 51st Season opened with works by Wagner and Richard Strauss. Pianist Michael Brown makes his Carnegie Hall debut with a First Music commission and Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, K. 467. 

The McCrindle Concert

The McCrindle Concert included the Carnegie Hall premiere of Messiaen's Concert à quatre, performed by the debut ensemble Pleasure is the Law.

Spring Concert

The Orchestra closed its season celebrating American Composers including Bernstein, Barber and Copland. Violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his Carnegie debut, performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto.

Trombonist John Fedchock joins the band for this season.

Woody Herman Tribute

The Jazz Band kicked off its season with a centennial tribute to the legendary leader of the "Herd," tunes including Woodchopper's Ball, Early Autumn and Four Brothers.

Jazz from the Big Screen

A celebration of cinema-featured Big Band music, including selections from such films as Black Orpheus, Paris Blues andCherokee.

Feelin' the Vibes

Celebrating the melodic instrument of the jazz percussion family, special guest Stefon Harris joints in a tribute to such legends as Lionel Hampton, Cal Tjader, Terry Gibbs and Milt Jackson. Vibraphonist Stefon Harris joins on this performance.

Chamber Music Program

Select ensembles from the Chamber Music program perform a range of works from the great masterpieces to modern compositions, including the world premiere of a First Music commission by Brian Petuch. Guest Mentor Edward Arron, cello, performs with a group.