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  • Carnegie Hall Presents
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New York String Orchestra

Monday, December 24, 2018 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Jaime Laredo by Steve J. Sherman, Yefim Bronfman by Frank Stewart
The New York String Orchestra’s annual Christmas Eve concert has been a joyous tradition for 50 years. The young musicians perform a dramatic Mendelssohn overture, a virtuosic Vivaldi concerto, and Beethoven’s poetic piano concerto with Yefim Bronfman. Start your own holiday tradition by hearing great music performed by an outstanding orchestra.

New York String Orchestra is also performing December 28.

Pamela Frank is also performing December 16.

Yefim Bronfman is also performing February 5 and April 4.


New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Jinjoo Cho, Violin
Pamela Frank, Violin
Bella Hristova, Violin
Kyoko Takezawa, Violin
Yefim Bronfman, Piano


MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture
VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately one hour with no intermission.

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

At a Glance

Whether they are drawn from awesome forces of nature, the inner world of the mind, or harmony itself, the works on this program are connected by outside inspiration. Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture evokes the breathtaking sublimity of the stormy seas, crashing waves, and rocky citadels around Fingal’s Cave. Beethoven, driving toward the Romantic era, brings philosophical gravitas to abstract music, creating almost programmatic representations of emotions and states of mind. Vivaldi’s musical revelations wrought not one, but a collection of brilliant concertos that remain influential to this day for their inventive expressiveness. Given that the lives of these three composers span less than 200 years solidly rooted in tonal practice, their uniqueness, innovation, and mastery of expression within their respective styles is a testament to the communicative power of tonality—a power that remains salient centuries after these compositions came to fruition.

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