|Carnegie Hall Performances for Top Orchestras
Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Perform as Part of the Spring for Music Festival
Under the baton of Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus traveled to New York City's Carnegie Hall for the area's premiere of August 4, 1964 by Steven Stucky with libretto by Gene Scheer. This performance marked the eighth time the Dallas Symphony Orchestra traveled with Classical Movements. Travel for this tour party consisted of over 320 people in two hotels and flying on four separate flights.
St. Louis Symphony Receives Standing Ovation
The St. Louis Symphony and Conductor, David Robertson, received five curtain calls and a standing ovation for their Carnegie Hall performance. Repertoire included Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Thomas Adès' Concentric Paths, featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz.
Minnesota Orchestra Performs as "One of America's Finest" (New York Times)
The Minnesota Orchestra's latest tour to Carnegie Hall with Conductor, Osmo Vänskä, captured the eye of many critics with the performance of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 and Tchaikovsky's Overture to The Voyevoda, Op. 3 as well as his Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, featuring pianist Stephen Hough.
Earlier this year, the Orchestra was at Carnegie Hall when they performed Sibelius' Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 as well as Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 with solo violinist Lisa Batiashvili. "Hough and Vänskä gave a thrilling performance..."
Gene Gaudette, The Classical SourceBatiashvili's performance won praise from critics, including Anthony Tommasini from the New York Times calling her "Gifted" and "Accomplished."
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Performs Honegger's Joan of Arc at the Stake
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performance at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Marin Alsop piqued the curiosity of music critics with its performance of Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher. In addition to orchestra, the work "Ms. Alsop aptly revealed the myriad musical details of each scene."
Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Timesfeatured four choruses, including Classical Movements' client Morgan State University.