The performances will mark the first time the orchestra will travel to the United States with Gatti, who is only the seventh chief conductor in the orchestra’s 129-year history.
For the first concert on Wednesday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra will perform excerpts from Wagner’s final opera Parsifal, including the Prelude to Act III and Good Friday Spell, on a program that also features Bruckner’s final Symphony No. 9 in D Minor.
The following evening, on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m., celebrated Dutch violinist Janine Jansen will reunite with the orchestra for a performance of Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1. Ms. Jansen—a Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist this season—made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut in 2010 with the orchestra. The second program, also led by Mr. Gatti, concludes with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major.
As part of the seventh annual Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, the January 18 performance will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and streamed online at wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, select Carnegie Hall Live broadcasts throughout the season feature live web chats, including Twitter commentary from the broadcast team backstage and in the control room, connecting national and international fans to the music and to each other.