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Classic Arts News Perhaps a Piece of Mahler’s: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin Marco Borggreve

From S. Andrew Lloyd to Carl Maria von Weber the classic arts scene in New York is never quiet. Here is just a sampling of some of the classic arts events happening this week.

Soprano Karen Cargill joins conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra for an all-Mahler program. Cargill will sing select songs by Alma Mahler, which the orchestra will follow up with a rendition of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7.

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen makes her Carnegie Hall debut April 9 in a recital with pianist Tamar Sanikidze. Willis-Sørensen will sing works by Amy Beach, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, and Strauss, as well as the world premiere of S. Andrew Lloyd’s Amaranthine.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott will perform at Carnegie Hall April 11, performing Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D minor, and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major, played on the cello. The program will also include works by Fauré, Dvořák, Sérgio Assad, Nadia Boulanger, and Arvo Pärt.

Carnegie Hall will also host this week performances by the Tallis Scholars (April 8); Ensemble Connect (April 9); pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss (April 9); Ensemble Modern (April 12 and April 13); and the Anat Cohen Quartetinho (April 14).

Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones returns to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera April 8. Based on the memoir by Charles M. Blow, Fire Shut Up In My Bones stars bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as Charles, alongside sopranos Brittany Renee and Latonia Moore. Evin Rogister conducts.

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs at New York City Center April 11-14, including a special gala performance April 12 celebrating the 90th birthday of the company’s founder Arthur Mitchell. Across four performances, the company will perform works by Mitchell, as well as William Forsythe, George Balanchine, Robert Garland, and Robert Bondara.

Pianist Beatrice Rana joins the New York Philharmonic April 12-14 as the soloist for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Manfred Honeck conducts the concerts, which also include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and the New York premiere of Katherine Balch’s musica pyralis, a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Classical guitarist David Russell performs at the 92nd Street Y April 10, with a program spanning three centuries, including works by Bach, Brocá, Kleynjans, Marcello, Tárrega, and Torroba.

Cécile McLorin Salvant curates a program at the 92nd Street Y April 13. Salvant will be joined by pianist Sullivan Fortner, flautist Emi Ferguson, Dušan Balarin on theorbo and lute, bass player Yasushi Nakamura, and percussionist Keita Ogawa.

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