The Unfinished

Fri, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM–9:45 PM

CARNEGIE HALL, STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE
Part of the series TŌN at Carnegie Hall

–Two famous works that Mozart & Schoenberg walked away from.
–Presented in conjunction with The Met Breuer’s exhibition “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible”.
–Conducted by Leon Botstein; “peerlessly adventurous” –The New York Times
–Includes a panel discussion on the works with:

  • Andrea Bayer Jane Wrightsman Curator, Department of European Paintings, The Met
  • Elaine Sisman Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music, Columbia University
  • Sheena Wagstaff Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met
  • and Leon Botstein Music Director, The Orchestra Now

Program

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2
Startling yet lyrical; Schoenberg began this work but felt his style changing and left it unfinished. 33 years later he revised and re-orchestrated it, merging his old style with his new.

Mozart: Great Mass in C minor
Noble and lush; Mozart promised to write several pieces for his wife, this one while they traveled to Salzburg. He only composed half the piece but it was performed anyway and never completed.

Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor
EMILY BIRSAN, soprano
CASSANDRA ZOE VELASCO, mezzo-soprano
BRIAN ANDERSON, tenor
CHRISTOPHER BURCHETT, baritone
BARD FESTIVAL CHORALE
JAMES BAGWELL, choral director
ANDREA BAYER, Jayne Wrightsman Curator, European Paintings, MMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
ELAINE SISMAN, Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music, Columbia University
SHEENA WAGSTAFF, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art