Carnegie Hall and WQXR will present the 12th season of “Carnegie Hall Live” with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and more

WQXR and Carnegie Hall unite to present the 2022-2023 season of Carnegie Hall Live, a series of live concert broadcasts, hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and WNYC’s John Schaefer.

The season opens Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. ET with the Carnegie Hall Opening Gala Performance of the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The evening features acclaimed pianist Daniil Trifonov as a soloist, performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program, La Valse de Ravel, “Chasqui” by Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by Gabriela Lena Frank and Symphony No. 8 by Dvořák.

Other highlights of the season include the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra making its Carnegie debut with honorary conductor Marin Alsop, harmonica master José Staneck and the São Paulo Symphony Choir in a program of works by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos; the Berliner Philharmoniker with conductor Kirill Petrenko performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 7; the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Christian Thielemann; pianist Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra performing Mozart and Schoenberg; Susanna Mälkki conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra with flautist Claire Chase, and many others.

All live shows from Carnegie Hall are broadcast locally on New York’s only classical music station, WQXR 105.9 FM, and on demand on and Additionally, the series airs on public radio stations across the country throughout the year. The full WQXR broadcast schedule is listed below.

“It’s an honor to once again partner with Carnegie Hall to bring live music to the hearts and ears of music lovers everywhere,” said Ed Yim, Chief Content Officer, WQXR. “For its 12th season, we are proud to present a global collection of artists and musicians from the Carnegie Hall stage to audiences across the city and around the world, and to shine a light on the eclectic and diverse scene that is New York.”

“Carnegie Hall’s 2022-2023 season features superb programs from the greatest artists of our time, ranging from early music to the latest works written today,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “We are excited to share the best in live music with listeners around the world through our continued partnership with WQXR.”


Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, musical director and conductor

Daniil Trifonov, Piano

RAVEL The Waltz

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major

GABRIELA LENA FRANK “Chasqui” by Leyendas: an Andean walk

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, Honorary Conductor

Jose Staneck, Harmonica

The São Paulo Symphony Choir

NIKOLAÏ RIMSKI-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, op. 35

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Preludio de Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Concerto for Harmonica


Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, musical and artistic director

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

GABRIELA ORTIZ Kauyumari (New York premiere)

ARTURO MÁRQUEZ Fandango for violin and orchestra (premiere in New York)

AARON COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Berlin Philharmonic

Kirill Petrenko, conductor

G. MAHLER Symphony No. 7

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM

(Originally recorded October 13, 2022)

Virtuoso Sphinx

Amaryn Olmeda, violin

Hannah White, violin

Tommy Mesa, cello

Xavier Foley, bass

VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas brasileiras n°9

VALERIE COLEMAN Tracing Visions (New York premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

CARLOS SIMON Between the worlds

JESSIE MONTGOMERY Divided (New York premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

XAVIER FOLEY An Ode to Our Time (World Premiere)

BEETHOVEN Finale from Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, “Bridgetower” (arr. for string orchestra by Rubén Rengel)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Brentano String Quartet

Mark Steinberg, violin

Serena Canin, Violin

·· Misha Amory, viola

Nina Lee, cello

HAYDN String Quartet in B flat major, op. 33, No. 4

BARTÓK String Quartet No. 5

FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E flat major

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, musical director and conductor

Joelle Harvey, Soprano

Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano

Julian Prégardien, tenor

Martin Mitterrutzner, tenor

Dashon Burton, bass

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Lisa Wong, choir director

BERG Lyric Suite

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

SCHUBERT Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D. 950

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Virtuoso Whispers

VIVALDI Concerto in B minor for four violins, strings and basso continuo, RV 580

UNSUK CHIN Gran Cadenza for two violins (premiere in New York)
SAINT-GEORGES Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Christian Thielemann, conductor

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

RICHARD STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie, op. 64

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Kammersymphony No. 1, Op. 9

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595

Tuesday March 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Concerto Cologne

Jeanine De Bique, Soprano


GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Sinfonia of Partenope, HWV 27

CARL HEINRICH GRAUN “Laughing solver non oso” by Rodelinda

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL “Ritorna, o caro e dolce mio tesoro” by Rodelinda, HWV 19
LEONARDO VINCI Sinfonia of Partenope

CARL HEINRICH GRAUN “L’empio rigor del fato” by Rodelinda

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL “Ah, mio ​​cor!” by Alcina, HWV 34

HANDEL “Ballo: Entry of pleasant dreams” by Alcina

HANDEL “Ah, Ruggiero rawl” by Alcina

HANDEL “Ombre pallid” by Alcina

HANDEL Suite by Rodrigo

MANNO “Chi può dir che rea son io” by Achille in Sciro

HANDEL “M’hai resa infelice” by Deidamia

HANDEL Sonata in G major, op. 5, No. 4, HWV. 399

HANDEL “Che sento? Oh dio! … Se pietà di me non sent” by Giulio Cesare

HANDEL “Ballo: Entry of Frightened Pleasant Dreams – Combat of Funereal and Pleasant Dreams” by Ariodante

CH GRAUN “Tra le procelle assorto” by Cleopatra and Cesare

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Claire Chase, flute

JEAN SIBELIUS “Le retour de Lemminkäinen” excerpt from the Suite de Lemminkäinen, op. 22


JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

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