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ACFNY RECOMMENDED | CONCERT SERIES
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ACFNY RECOMMENDED | CONCERT SERIES

THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

FRIDAY FEB 24 - SUNDAY FEB 26

The Vienna Philharmonic returns to Carnegie Hall to celebrate its 175th anniversary in three concerts that should not be missed. Take 10% off the price of your ticket when you use code CMY25496.*

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 24, 2017 | 8 PM
Schubert's Overture to Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp) is the high-spirited curtain-raiser to a program of music by composers rooted in Vienna. René Staar, a longtime Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra violinist, explores time and how we experience it in Time Recycling. While Staar contemplates time, Strauss's Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) is timeless. This sumptuously scored tone poem tells the story of a great man's life. Strauss never called the piece autobiographical, but there are passages that allude to his Also Sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan. Its most famous episode depicts the hero's battle with his critics, set to bravura music that influenced Hollywood composers for the next century.

Performers
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

Program
SCHUBERT Overture to Die Zauberharfe
RENÉ STAAR Time Recycling (US Premiere)
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 8 PM
Monumental scale and intense emotion make Brahms's First Piano Concerto quintessentially Romantic. The concerto opens with a storm of surging passions, soothes with a sensitive second-movement Adagio that the composer said was a "gentle portrait" of Clara Schumann, and energizes with its Rondo finale. It's muscular solo part is played here by Rudolf Buchbinder, a pianist The Huffington Post praised for "perfect phrasing, magnificent technique ... that has placed him among the top tier of the world's pianists." Schubert's beloved "Unfinished" Symphony and Bartók's spectacularly scored Miraculous Mandarin Suite are also featured.

Performers
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano

Program
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 2 PM
Schoenberg's early hyper-Romantic tone poem for strings, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), uses ripe Wagnerian harmonies and shimmering colors to tell a tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. There's no program for Schubert's "Great" Symphony, just pure music that sweeps the listener along on a stream of gorgeous melodies.

Performers
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

Program
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (1943 version)
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, "Great"

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    *This discount is valid Monday, February 6 at 11 AM through Friday, February 17 at 11:59 PM (ET). Limit eight tickets per purchase. Some limitations may apply. Offer is subject to availability and prior sale, is not valid on prior purchases, and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Valid online, by phone, or at the Box Office. No refunds or exchanges. Internet and phone orders are subject to standard convenience fees.

VENUE
Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
57th Street and Seventh Avenue