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Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Carnegie Hall 2014-15 Perspectives Artist Features Berlin Philharmonic, Sebastian Currier, Sir Andre Previn at Series Opening October 1

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 02, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 Perspectives artist has curated a six-night concert series. Beginning on October 1, the Opening Night Gala will feature Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. The series will also include the U.S. Premiere of Sebastian Currier’s Ringtone Variations & Sir André Previn’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

 “Coming to Carnegie Hall with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing the Bruch Concerto with Sir Simon Rattle is obviously a very important moment because that orchestra is linked so closely with the beginnings of my musical life with Karajan,” explains Mutter on the tart of the series. “I have never traveled to America with this orchestra and it somehow feels particularly festive and wonderful.” 

The series is meant to solidify her commitment to the future of classical music and enhance her long-standing relationships with the contenders of the genre. The opening night will mark her first United States appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra following the all-Dvořák album they recorded together, released last October on Deutsche Grammophon label.

The concert will air on WQXR 105.9 FM, hosted by Jeff Spurgeon. 

The opening evening will also feature Mutter performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 to Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and the closing scenes from Stravinsky’s The Firebird.

Before taking the stage for her Perspectives series, Mutter opens the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 concert season on September 13 with Bruch’s Violin Concerto conducted by Manfred Honeck for a program including works by Sibelius, Smetana, Strauss and Prokofiev.

Watch below her interview for the upcoming Carnegie Hall series.

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