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A Celebration of Peace Through Music

 

Concert conductor Sir Gilbert Levine leads world-class orchestral and vocal ensembles in a moving musical tribute to the 2014 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by Pope Francis. Selections include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” Verdi’s Messa Da Requiem and others. Special field pieces follow Levine as he travels to Buenos Aires, Kraków, Venice, Vienna, Rome and Washington, D.C. to show how music and spirit can unite our world.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Macbeth


Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro


Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes “Mirth, with thee we mean to live.” Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 “work of genius” (The New York Times) set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Gershwin Celebration with Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis

 

Ring in the New Year with style and swagger, as jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis join the New York Philharmonic for a lush orchestral bounty of Gershwin classics, including his “Cuban Overture,” “Catfish Row,” and his own suite of music from Porgy and Bess.

 

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies

 

Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor and voice artist John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt lake City, Utah for a concert of holiday favorites.  Among the highlights are Voigt’s performances of the English carol “The Holly and the Ivy” and the light-hearted “The Twelve Days After Christmas” with the choir and orchestra.

 

The program also includes two festive Russian pieces, with dancers joining the choir and orchestra for excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve and “Dance of the Tumblers” from Tchaikovsky’s The Snow Maiden.
Another highlight is Rhys-Davies’ dramatization of “A Dickens Christmas,” a vignette featuring him as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

 

 

Around the World:
The Crane Candlelight Concert

 

Featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, this concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites. This year features Sibelius’ Karelia Suite, Op. 11; the Ukrainian melody “Carol of the Bells,” performed by the Candlelight Bell Choir; a rousing rendition of the Nigerian carol, “Betelehemu,” performed by the Crane West African Ensemble; “Mi Zeh Y’Maleil,” a Sephardic folksong performed by baritone Brady Walsh; and “Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker,” a Scandinavian carol arranged by the Crane School of Music’s own Dean, Michael Sitton.

 

 

Christmas on the Danube

 

Travel the majestic Danube River as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture. Cities visited include: Vienna, where Christmas markets come alive within the city’s grand buildings; Budapest, with its grand Parliament and spectacular river setting; Salzburg, where music fills the air at the Christmas Markets in Mozart’s birthplace; Oberndorf, where we learn the origin of the most famous Christmas carol, “Silent Night.” Other highlights include a visit to the Melk Abbey, the old town on Passau, and the charming Christmas Market in Bratislava.

 

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies

 

Soprano Deborah Voigt and acclaimed British actor and voice artist John Rhys-Davies join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt lake City, Utah for a concert of holiday favorites.  Among the highlights are Voight’s performances of the English carol “The Holly and the Ivy” and the light-hearted “The Twelve Days After Christmas” with the choir and orchestra.

 

The program also includes two festive Russian pieces, with dancers joining the choir and orchestra for excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve and “Dance of the Tumblers” from Tchaikovsky’s The Snow Maiden.

 

Another highlight is Rhys-Davies’ dramatization of “A Dickens Christmas,” a vignette featuring him as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot

 

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and celebrated cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings.

 

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

 

For the first time, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER draws back the curtain on one of the world’s premier ballet academies — the School of American Ballet — with a presentation of the school’s 50th Annual Workshop Performance, taped in June 2014, featuring an all-Balanchine program. The workshop performances demonstrate the continuing tradition of excellence fostered at this prestigious ballet academy and showcase the talented dancers of the future.

 

 

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