German maestro Kirill Petrenko will lead the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper in their United States debut performances at Carnegie Hall over two consecutive evenings this March.

Making a rare New York City appearance, Petrenko will step onto the Carnegie Hall stage for the first time as general music director of the Bayeriche Staatsoper and its orchestra. On Wednesday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium, Petrenko and the Staatsorchester will present Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, and are joined by violinist Julia Fischer and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott for Brahms’s Double Concerto in A Minor.

As part of the seventh annual Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, the March 28 performance will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and streamed online at and 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.

The following evening on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium the orchestra will be joined by members of the Bayerische Staatsoper and Choir of the Bayerische Staatsoper for a concert performance of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss—a composer with close ties to the company, having served as Hofkapellmeister in the late 1800s as well has having his operas Capriccio and Friedenstag premiered by the company. The cast includes notable sopranos Adrianne Pieczonka and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, baritone Markus Eiche, and bass Peter Rose.

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