Baltimore, National symphonies to play Carnegie Hall's 2013 Spring for Music
Carnegie Hall seems more than ever to be the epicenter of classical music life in this country, what with the Achievement Program already launched and the National Youth Orchestra of the United States being created there in 2013.
Another of the many initiatives that keep Carnegie Hall so interesting is a festival called "Spring for Music," which bowed last year.
This annual event in May focuses on "the quality and creativity of North American orchestras." With tickets popularly priced at $25 and repertoire that emphasizes the off-beat, the festival has obvious appeal.
The two major orchestras in our area will be showcased during the 2013 Spring for Music.
Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony May 6, 2013, in a program that includes ...
Christoph Eschenbach will conduct the National Symphony May 11, 2013, in a tribute to the late cellist/conductor and former NSO music director Mstislav Rostropovich. The program offers Schnittke's Symphony No. 6 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5.
Participants in the 2014 festival have just been announced: New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, conductor; Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot; Rochester Philharmonic, Arild Remmereit: Winnipeg Symphony, Alexander Mickelthwate; Cincinnati Symphony, James Conlon; and Pittsburgh Symphony, Manfred Honeck. Repertoire for 2014 will be announced later.