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Carnegie Hall Live

Seasonal, 8 to 10 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at

Carnegie Hall Live is a 13-week series that presents highlights and conversations with some of the world’s best performers and ensembles  in this specially-curated series from the Live! season.  Produced by WQXR.

Sir Antonio Pappano with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and members of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Hear them on the 11/11 broadcast.

Meet Italian composer Luigi Rossi, probably one of the greatest composers of which you have rarely, if ever heard. We'll get to know and enjoy much of his music this month performed Live in Carnegie Hall. 10/14.

Although the concert was cancelled in December 2019 due to inclement weather, you can hear this brother-sister duo performing their recital from Carnegie Hall on the 9/16 broadcast.

Although many performing arts organizations had to close down their seasons and their concert halls, WQXR presents 7 concerts from the abbreviated ’19-’20 season and 6 archival concerts. Highlights include the Opening Night Gala with the Cleveland Orchestra and soloists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yefim Bronfman and Lynn Harrell (who passed away April 2020), the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, the Munich Philharmonic and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA with guest soloist mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. 

A new season of "live" concerts from Carnegie Hall begins with the Opening Night Gala that featured the Cleveland Orchestra and guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and cellist Lynn Harrell, in one of his final performances before his passing in April 2020. Franz Welser-Möst conducts.

We'll hear Yannick Nézet-Séguin as he conducts the Phildelphia Orchestra at Carnegia Hall on the 9/17 broadcast.

9/3       Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Traditional: Hungarian Peasant Songs Bartók: Hungarian Peasant  Songs Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle (Márta Sebestyén, vocal; Ildikó Komlósi, ms; Krisztián Cser, bs; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, cond)

Live from Carnegie Hall, August 2019

Jul 31, 2019

8/6        Connesson: Eiréné (NY Premiere) Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Pierre-Laurent Aimard, p; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniel Harding, cond)

Broadway World

Powerhouses Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald team up with the San Francisco Symphony under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas to open the 2018-2019 season of Carnegie Hall Live concerts. Tuesdays at 8pm