Liszt vividly depicts episodes from Dante’s Inferno and Purgatory, while Rossini paints a portrait of a mother’s grief. The intense drama of Dante’s verse comes to life in Liszt’s spectacularly orchestrated descriptions of hell’s terrors and ethereal women’s choir intoning the Magnificat in the ascent to Purgatory. A masterpiece of 19th-century sacred music, Rossini’s setting of the Stabat Mater, the Virgin Mary’s lament at the cross of Jesus, moves with superb vocal writing, including the hair-raising “Inflammatus” for soprano and chorus, the tenor’s showpiece “Cujus animam,” and more.
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Music Director and Conductor
Erika Grimaldi, Soprano
Chiara Amarù, Mezzo-Soprano
Michele Angelini, Tenor
Marko Mimica, Bass-Baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir
Edward Maclary, Director
LISZT Dante Symphony, S. 109
ROSSINI Stabat Mater
$15.00 - $100.00
Carnegie Hall - Issac Stern Auditorium
57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY
"The main hall at Carnegie Hall, dedicated the Isaac Stern Auditorium in 1996, has been the premier classical music performance space in the United States since its opening in 1891, showcasing the world's greatest soloists, conductors, and ensembles. 'It has been said that the hall itself is an instrument,' notes Isaac Stern. 'It takes what you do and makes it larger than life.'"
members' rating of venue:
A, B, C, D, 1 or 9 to Columbus CircleN, Q, R, or W to 57 St./Seventh AvenueE to Seventh Avenue
Available on the Parquet Level of Isaac Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall. Tickets for these seats may be purchased at all price levels. Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared. Large-print programs.