ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Genre: Classical

The Collegiate Chorale announces its encore performance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre and Israeli composer Noam Sheriff's Mechaye Hametim(Revival of the Dead), which they performed this summer at the Salzburg Festival.  The October 25 performance will be the New York premiere of Mechaye Hametim

Along with Grammy Award-winning baritone Thomas Hampson, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipientYuja Wang and The Collegiate Chorale, tenor Carl Hieger joins the roster of participating artists in a unique program with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on October 25, 2012 at 7pm. The concert recently saw a program change: after the heartfelt response the IPO received for its performance at the Salzburg Festival in July, and front-page coverage of the concert in The New York Times, the Orchestra quickly restructured the October 25 program for Carnegie Hall. Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre and the New York premiere of Noam Sheriff's Mechaye Hametim (Revival of the Dead)—two works performed in Salzburg—will bookend a concert that also features internationally celebrated pianist Yuja Wang performing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1. This benefit concert is being generously underwritten by Adrienne Arsht. Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will travel across the country with Yuja Wang, performing in New York, Palm Desert, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Benefit tickets may be purchased by contacting American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra online or by phone at 212-697-2949 or at events@afipo.org. Concert tickets may be purchased through Carnegie Hall's box office, website or by phone at 212-247-7800. (Tickets starting from $21.)

"Abetted by Mr. Hampson's tour de force, in which he also served as narrator in the Schoenberg and spoke and sang in the Sheriff, the evening's performances were everywhere excellent...The concert was greeted warmly, even clamorously..." — The New York Times


About the Company: The Collegiate Chorale

The mission of The Collegiate Chorale is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble. Inherent in its mission is The Chorale's belief that choral music is a compelling collaboration that creates a powerful, shared experience unifying listeners and musicians of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages.

The Collegiate Chorale, among New York's foremost vocal ensembles, has added to the richness of the city's cultural fabric for more than 65 years.  Founded in 1941 by the legendary conductor Robert Shaw, The Chorale has established a preeminent reputation for its interpretations of the traditional choral repertoire, vocal works by American composers, and rarely heard operas-in-concert, as well as commissions and premieres of new works by today's most exciting creative artists.  In the summer of 2009, The Chorale performed for a fourth season at Switzerland's Verbier Music Festivaland in July 2008 toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem.  This season, The Chorale presented the world premiere two-act concert version of Ricky Ian Gordon's opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall to great critical acclaim.  The mission of The Collegiate Chorale, led by Music Director James Bagwell, is to enrich its audiences through innovative programming and exceptional performances of a broad range of vocal music featuring a premier choral ensemble.

Open:   10/25/12
Close:   10/25/12

Schedule:
October 25, 2012 at 7pm
Theater:   Carnegie Hall
Address:   881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:Starts at $21
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Carnegie Hall at 212-247-7800
Company: The Collegiate Chorale         Official Web Site: www.collegiatechorale.org