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Carnegie Hall Entertains The Met Orchestra Led By Fabio Luisi

By O'Jay Burgess on Nov 28, 2012 03:45 PM EST

Surrounded by the "Voices From Latin America," festival a performance by the Met Orchestra is scheuled for patrons of Carnegie Hall and adds a different flavor from what is currently on tap.

The orchestra that is linked to the Metropolitan Opera House will perform at Carnegie Hall on Sunday and is a part of "My Time, My Music."

The Met Orchestra will be led by principal conductor Fabio Luisi who orchestrates at the Met in such plays as "Un Ballo in Maschera," "Aida" and "Les Troyens." Luisi will also guide violinist and pianist Yefim Bronfam on the night.

The ensemble will play Sofia Gubaidulina's "In tempus praesens," along with Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor'" and Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite (1945 version)."

Luisi was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1959 and trained as a conductor in Graz, Austria, before working his way through European opera houses. His repertory is broad, from Strauss to Berg, Mozart to Puccini and Verdi to Wagner. After his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2005, he became an increasing presence at the house, leading up to his appointment as principal guest conductor starting in the fall of 2010.

Major posts include chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and, until February 2010, the general music director of the Saxon State Opera and its orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle. He has also led the Tonkünstlerorchester in Vienna, the MDR Symphony Orchestras in Leipzig and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

Mr. Luisi when appointed at the Met has been working alongside fellow conductor James Levine who has had noted health problems, Luisi is seen as some as cover for Levine. 

Munich Symphony Orchestra- Stravinsky Firebird (1945)

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