Carnegie Hall Announces March 2022 Program Additions to Carnegie Hall+

SBO Staff • News • March 18, 2022

Carnegie Hall has announced new programming that has been added this month to Carnegie Hall+, a new premium subscription video on-demand channel, curated by Carnegie Hall, that offers instant access to unforgettable performances by celebrated artists from renowned stages all around the world.

Launched in December 2021, Carnegie Hall+ features full-length concerts, operas, dance, documentaries, artist profiles, and family programming—all presented with state-of-the-art video and audio quality for a peerless home theater experience.

Available in the United States and internationally on the Apple TV app, the premium channel is aligned with Carnegie Hall’s mission to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience. New program offerings will be added to the channel monthly, creating an ever-growing destination for the best arts programming.

Programming Added to Carnegie Hall+ in March includes:

• Esa-Pekka Salonen & Orchestre de Paris with Katia and Marielle Labèque
In a revelatory program with the Orchestre de Paris, Esa-Pekka Salonen—an authoritative interpreter of the music of Bartók—conducts this 2015 performance at the Philharmonie de Paris featuring the composer’s Concerto for Orchestra, Dance Suite, and the rarely heard Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion with the pioneering duo piano Labèque sisters.

• Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival
Mozart’s Don Giovanni—with its unique mixture of drama, humor, and the supernatural—crackles to life in this innovative production from the 2021 Salzburg Festival, stage-directed by Romeo Castellucci and conducted by Teodor Currentzis with baritone Davide Luciano singing the title role.

• BBC Proms: First Night 2019
In 2019, Karina Canellakis made history as the first woman to conduct the First Night of the BBC Proms, London’s premier summer music festival. For the opening night program, Ms. Canellakis led the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Janáček’s monumental Glagolitic Mass, plus a classic Dvořák tone poem and world premiere by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri.

• Handel’s Heroines: Women’s Lives and Loves with Il Pomo d’Oro
The exciting Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, led by Maxim Emelyanychev, is joined by soprano Patrizia Ciofi in this 2017 celebration of Handel’s strong female heroines. Their stories are further explored through commentary by renowned crime novelist and Handel enthusiast Donna Leon.

• Rossini’s La Cenerentola at La Scala
Rossini’s operatic version of the Cinderella tale abounds in comedy and vocal virtuosity. Claudio Abbado conducted this 1981 production directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle at Milan’s La Scala, featuring soprano Frederica von Stade.

• Rameau’s Platée with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants
Conductor William Christie, renowned for his work in French Baroque opera, leads his ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, in a 2020 production directed by Robert Carsen of Rameau’s hilarious and unconventional farce, Platée, originally written for the wedding of the Dauphin of France, son of Louis XV, at Versailles in 1745.

• Strauss’s Die Fledermaus at the Bavarian State Opera
Johann Strauss II’s high-spirited operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) was a signature work for Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber who leads this production in 1986 at the Bavarian State Opera directed by Otto Schenk. The ever-popular work by the “Waltz King” sparkles with polkas, waltzes, intrigue, and champagne.

• Encounters with Mendelssohn with Anne-Sophie Mutter
In this short documentary, acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter reflects on her affinity for the music of Felix Mendelssohn, whose works are touchstones of the early Romantic era.

• Music by Debussy with Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan’s performances of French music were revered for their refinement of detail and lustrous color palette—qualities displayed in this memorable interpretation of Debussy’s sensuous and haunting early masterwork Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1978.

• Gidon Kremer with Leonard Bernstein & Vienna Philharmonic
Brahms wrote only one violin concerto, a work of great warmth and yearning with a folk-like finale. Celebrated violinist Gidon Kremer gives a highly personal performance with the Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein from 1982.

Carnegie Hall+ also adds three performances this month featuring Daniel Barenboim, showcasing his accomplished work on the podium and at the keyboard:

• Bayreuth Festival: Tristan and Isolde
One of the world’s leading Wagner conductors, Maestro Barenboim leads this 1995 production of Tristan and Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival. This performance of overwhelming power and passion features soprano Waltraud Meier and tenor Siegfried Jerusalem in the title roles and is directed by dramatist Heiner Müller. 

• Brahms’s Piano Concertos with Staatskapelle Berlin
Conductor for life of the 450-year-old Staatskapelle Berlin, Barenboim appears as soloist in Brahms’s piano concertos—towering cornerstones of the Romantic repertoire—performing under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in this 2014 concert at the Philharmonie Berlin.

• Debussy 100th at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Debussy’s death in 2018, Barenboim assembled renowned musicians including mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, violinist Michael Barenboim, violist Yulia Deyneka, cellist Kian Soltani, and harpist Aline Khouri in Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal, to present chamber works and songs by the great French composer.

In addition, two phenomenal performances by Amsterdam’s internationally renowned Concertgebouw Orchestra feature two recently-departed close collaborators: Mariss Jansons and Bernard Haitink.

• Concertgebouw Orchestra with Mariss Jansons and Yuja Wang
This Concertgebouw Orchestra performance, led by Mariss Jansons in 2014, features a meeting of two Soviet musical giants. The program includes Shostakovich’s barbed and brilliant Piano Concerto No, 1, with soloist Yuja Wang and Prokofiev’s wartime Symphony No. 5. The program opens with Rossini’s devilish Overture to La gazza ladra.

• Concertgebouw Orchestra with Bernard Haitink and Mitsuko Uchida
Bernard Haitink led this 2018 concert with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, featuring Mitsuko Uchida as soloist in Mozart’s mature and lyrical Piano Concerto No. 23, followed by Bruckner’s rich and imaginative Sixth Symphony.

More about Carnegie Hall+

“Carnegie Hall+ opens a window to viewers to some of the world’s most thrilling artists and arts destinations, creating an at-home journey of musical discovery,” said Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson. “Featuring an extensive and growing collection of the world’s finest presentations, the channel invites people to enjoy full-length arts performances and films wherever they may be, presented on a scale previously unavailable. While we believe that you can’t replace the power of live performances, this launch is especially important at a time when everyone has come to expect access to the best of every kind of programming at the push of a button. In addition, it offers unique access to the most remarkable performances from around the world in a way that would otherwise require an impossible travel schedule to see live.”

Launched in December 2021, Carnegie Hall+ was created through a partnership between Carnegie Hall and Unitel, the world’s leading classical music audiovisual producer and distributor. Presentations featured on the channel—including full-length concerts, operas, dance, documentaries, artist profiles, and family programming—will be selected from Unitel’s stellar catalog, one of the largest of its kind in the world, and curated by Carnegie Hall.

Founded more than 50 years ago in Munich, Germany by Leo Kirch and Herbert von Karajan, Unitel has worked with artists for more than half a century to capture landmark performances and productions utilizing the latest available technology. Given the company’s long-standing emphasis on quality, Carnegie Hall+ enables viewers to create an optimal home theater experience, offering state-of-the-art video and audio formats with all presentations offered in high-definition (HD) and newer programs available in 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD) and Dolby Atmos.

“Unitel’s unparalleled collection of the world’s leading performers features many artists who have long been favorites performing at Carnegie Hall, so we thought that they would be the ideal partner for the creation of our virtual stage, Carnegie Hall+,” said Mr. Gillinson. “In addition, we will be expanding Carnegie Hall+ over time to embrace many other genres of music so that, like Carnegie Hall, the channel will represent the best of every area of music.”

In its initial launch phase, Carnegie Hall+ is available to music lovers as a premium channel on the Apple TV app in the United States and 61 territories worldwide, including Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The channel will soon expand into other Apple TV territories and languages. It will become available on additional service providers later this year.

Carnegie Hall+ Now Available On Apple TV

Carnegie Hall+ is currently available to customers in English in the US and 61 territories worldwide through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others, Chromecast with Google TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to Carnegie Hall+ on the free Apple TV app for $7.99 per month (prices may vary by country).

Subscribers to Carnegie Hall+ through Apple TV channels can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favorite selections on the Apple TV app. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password.

The Apple TV app offers viewers a personalized guide to their favorite movies and TV shows across popular streaming services, channels, cable TV providers, rentals, and purchases in a single app and is the home of Apple TV+, Apple’s own streaming service. With the Apple TV app, fans can watch award-winning original series and films from Apple TV+, get expertly curated recommendations for what to watch, and pick up where they left off on the shows and movies they are currently watching. Popular streaming services featured on the Apple TV app include Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, EPIX, ESPN+, HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Showtime, Starz, and many more. The Apple TV app streams seamlessly and privately to viewers in over 100 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and online at plus popular video streaming devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. More information is available at

About Carnegie Hall
For more than 130 years, New York’s Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world’s greatest performers and for audiences seeking to experience the emotional thrill of the best in live music. The Hall presents a wide range of performances on its three stages each season, including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music.

Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) creates extensive music education and social impact programs, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. WMI’s programs, most offered for free or at low cost, annually serve more than 800,000 people worldwide with many more program participants taking part in the Hall’s growing online initiatives.

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