Carnegie Hall Announces 2012–2013 Season, Featuring Performances, Works by Several Nonesuch Artists
Carnegie Hall has announced its 2012–13 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Kronos Quartet, Richard Goode, Dawn Upshaw, and Alarm Will Sound, as well as world and New York premiere performances of works by Steve Reich, Timothy Andres, and Donnacha Dennehy. In addition, John Adams will lead a Professional Training Workshop for emerging talents through Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.
Alarm Will Sound, led by its artistic director and conductor Alan Pierson, will give a performance of all new works in Zankel Hall on Saturday, April 6, 2013, featuring the world premiere of a piece by Donnacha Dennehy and the New York premiere of a new work by Steve Reich. Also on the program are new works by Tyondai Braxton and John Orfe. The concert is part of Carnegie Hall's Fast Forward series.
Also part of the Fast Forward series, Kronos Quartet returns to Zankel Hall on Friday, May 3, 2013, to give the New York premieres of Aleksandra Vrebalov's Babylon, Our Own and a new work by Missy Mazzoli. Clarinetist David Krakauer will join. Well before then, Kronos can be heard in Zankel Hall during the current 2011–2012 season, this February 28, when the Quartet is joined by its former cellist, Joan Jeanrenaud, for the New York premiere of Vladimir Martynov's Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished), which is featured on their latest album, Music of Vladimir Martynov, released earlier this month on Nonesuch. Also on this February's program is the New York premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán).
Speaking of Donnacha Dennehy, the Irish composer is the focus of a concert in the just-announced 2012–13 season by the Dublin-based ensemble he co-founded, Crash Ensemble. For this Zankel Hall concert, on Friday, May 17, 2013, the group will be conducted by Alan Pierson and joined by soprano Dawn Upshaw and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird in performing the two pieces on Dennehy's Nonesuch debut album, Grá agus Bás: the title piece and That the Night Come, in its New York premiere. Also on the program are works by Osvaldo Golijov, including Lúa descolorida, which Upshaw performs on her 2004 Nonesuch album, Voices of Light. This concert is part of the Off the Beaten Track series.
Earlier in the season, on April 2, 2013, a new work for piano and string quartet by Timothy Andres, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, will be given its New York premiere in a Zankel Hall concert by Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet. This performance is part of the Chamber Sessions III series.
Also in April, composer John Adams joins conductor David Robertson in leading a Professional Training Workshop for emerging conductors and instrumentalists, April 21–25, 2013. Focusing on American new music in the 21st century, this five-day event culminates in two concerts at Zankel Hall. Professional Training Workshop are under the aegis of Carnegie Hall's educational arm, the Weill Music Institute, and provide a unique opportunity to explore aspects of musical life with leading artists. The deadline for applications is December 3, 2012. (Robertson led the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra on the 2009 Nonesuch release of Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony.)
Adams's Shaker Loops will also be performed in Stern Auditorium on May 6, 2013, by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop, as part of the third-annual Spring for Music series.