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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
  • Hosted by Jeff Spurgeon

Now in its seventh season, Carnegie Hall Live is a 13-week series from the 2017-2018 season, premiering on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon serves as broadcast host, presenting highlights and conversations with some of the world’s best performers and ensembles  in this specially-curated series from the Live! season.  The broadcast season opens with the Opening Night Gala Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra with pianist Lang Land and Chick Corea. We'll also hear the National Youth Orchestra of the USA this season, the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel.

William Tell Overture - Carnegie Hall LIVE - July 2018

Jun 30, 2018

William Tell, an opera by Rossini, premiered in 1829 and was the last of his 39 operas. Rossini then went into semi-retirement, but continued to compose smaller works. Tune in to hear the famous and beloved William Tell Overture on July 17th! 

7/3        Mendelssohn: Fantasia Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 Brahms: Klavierstücke, Seven Fantasies Bach: English Suite No. 6 (Sir András Schiff, p)

Broadway World

Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk Collaborate for Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Memorial Concert.

6/5       Brahms:  Ballade No. 1 and 2 Schumann:  Kreisleriana Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28, Hammerklavier Schubert/Liszt: Gretchen am Spinnrade Bizet/Horowitz: Variations on a Theme from Carmen Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 Chopin:  Waltz Op. 64 (Yuja Wang, p)

Maxim Lando

5/1       Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Bernstein: On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Lang Lang, Chick Corea and Maxim Lando, p; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, cond)

5/8       L’Arpeggiata performs arias by Rossi, Cazzati, Sances and Allegri (Céline Scheen, s; Giuseppina Bridelli, ms; Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director)

Carnegie Hall Live wraps up its sixth season on July 5th

Jun 29, 2017

​The last in a 13-week series from the 2016-2017 season: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI - Le Concert des Nations  Music by Damaskinos, Marcabru, Dufay, Janequin, Wallaert, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Mozart, Marchant, Hasse and more.

June 2017 Carnegie Hall Live

Jun 1, 2017
photo by Steve J Sherman
Oberon's Grove - Typepad

This month brings us a wonderful opportunity to hear Valery Gergiev leading The Munich Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.

May 2017 programs on Carnegie Hall Live

Apr 27, 2017

"Each summer, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.  Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency, with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world to serve as dynamic music ambassadors".  To read more about the 2017 group and their concert schedule, click here!

The sixth season of Carnegie Hall Live series, hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, presents highlights of some of the world’s best performers and ensembles in this specially-curated series from the Live! season.  

July 2016 programs on Carnegie Hall Live

Aug 27, 2016

This season of concerts from Carnegie Hall Live wrap up this month.

Carnegie Hall Live welcomes the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America for the last broadcast of the season as they play Tan Dun, Beethoven, Berlioz, and Bizet.

7/6        National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Tan Dun: Passacaglia: The Secret of Wind and Birds  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Bizet: L'Arlesienne: Farandole (Yundi, p; Charles Dutoit, cond)