Carnegie Hall Live

Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, the sixth season of Carnegie Hall Live features some of the world’s best performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to recitals to orchestral performances.

The season kicks off with the Opening Night Gala concert by the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, led by Gustavo Dudamel. Other highlights in the series include concerts by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin with conductor Daniel Barenboim, the Munich Philharmonic led by Valery Gergiev, and the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas; a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise by tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adès; a specially-curated concert featuring the music of Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich; and Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI with a fascinating tour of music from the Medieval through the Baroque of the Venetian Republic. Please consult the full listings schedule for the complete list of concerts and performance details.

Carnegie Hall Live is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, and is joined by alternating co-hosts Susan Graham and John Schaefer.


*Please Note: Programs 17-08 and 17-12 have been replaced at the request of the producer due to the personnel involved. From WQXR: “We’ve decided to offer two alternate programs to the ones originally co-hosted by John Hockenberry.” The replacement programs have been selected from prior seasons with an effort to preserve the musicians’ presence in the series as much as possible. As always, please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or criticisms and I would be happy to be of service. You may contact me directly at .

 –Estlin Usher, Station Relations Manager, WFMT Radio Network



Category: Orchestras
Duration: 2-hour / 1:58:00
Frequency: 13-part
Availability: 03/30/2017 - 03/29/2018

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  • Host: Jeff Spurgeon
  • Co-Hosts: John Schaefer, Susan Graham, and Clive Gillinson
  • Executive Producer: Martha Bonta
  • Senior Producer: Eileen Delahunty
  • Associate Producer: Aaron Dalton
  • Project Manager: Christine Herskovits
  • Technical Director: Ed Haber
  • Digital Team: Kim Nowacki, Mike Rinzel