Carnegie Hall Live


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Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, Carnegie Hall Live features some of the world’s greatest performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances. Carnegie Hall Live is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and co-hosted by other arts and media personalities. 


KMFA Broadcast Schedule:

October 28, 2018
The Philadelphia Orchestra with Lang Lang and Chick Corea
Leonard Bernstein: On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Max Bruch: 
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 26 (performed by Janine Jansen, violin & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniele Gatti, conductor)

November 4, 2018
L'Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance

Rossi: Sinfonia from Il Palazzo Incantato
Rossi: "Vaghi Rivi" from Il Palazzo Incantato
Rossi: "Begl'occhi, che dite"
Rossi: "Dove mi spingi, amor" from Il Palazzo Incantato
Rossi: "Gelosia ch'a poco a poco"
Cazzati: Ciaccona from Trattenimento per camera d’arie, correnti, e balletti
Rossi: "Mio ben" from Orfeo
Rossi: "Dal imperio d’amore" from Orfeo
Rossi: "Questo picciolo rio"
L. Allegri: Canario from Il primo libro delle musiche
Rossi: "Dormite, begl’occhi" from Orfeo
Rossi: "Sol per breve tormento" from Il Palazzo Incantato
Rossi: "Se dolente e flebil cetra"
Rossi: "La bella più bella"
Rossi: Ballo from Il Palazzo Incantato
Sances: Sonata from L'Orontea
Rossi: "Al soave spirar d'aure serene"
Rossi: "Lasciate Averno" from Orfeo
Monteverdi: Pur Ti Miro (encore)

Bonus Tracks:
Respighi: Pines of Rome (performed by Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia on 10/20/2017)
Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat K. 454 (excerpt) (performed by Joshua Bell, violin & Jeremy Denk, piano on 02/07/2018)

November 11, 2018
Takács Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122
Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

November 18, 2018
Martha Argerich and Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra

Verdi: Sinfonia from Aida
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Ravel: Little Ugly Girl (encore) 
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Sibelius: Valse Triste (encore)

December 2, 2018
Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

December 9, 2018
Yuja Wang plays Brahms, Schumann, and Beethoven

Brahms: Ballade in D Minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Brahms: Ballade in D Major, Op. 10, No. 2
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier"

December 16, 2018
Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk

Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454
R. Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18
Janáček: Violin Sonata
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, D. 934

December 30, 2018
Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

January 13, 2019
Kirill Petrenko and the Bavarian State Orchestra
Brahms: Double Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

January 20, 2019
Sir András Schiff
Mendelssohn: Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 76
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
Bach: English Suite No. 6 in D Minor

January 27, 2019
Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

February 3, 2019
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

February 10, 2019
Marin Alsop and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA
John Adams: "Short Ride in a Fast Machine"
Gabriela Lena Frank: Apu, Tone Poem for Orchestra (the New York premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1



Jeff Spurgeon has been the morning host of WQXR since 2006. He joined WQXR in 1997 and during his 30-year career in radio, Spurgeon has been an announcer, reporter, newscaster, interviewer and producer. In addition to hosting Around Broadway each Wednesday with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times, Spurgeon hosts remote broadcasts in New York City and internationally.

His New York radio career began when he joined Mix 105’s Morning Team in 1989. Spurgeon also taught and developed a course in broadcast journalism at Townsend Harris High School at Queens College in Flushing. Outside the station he has been a member of an a cappella quartet with a wide-ranging repertoire, and he continues to sing and play the piano for his own pleasure, though seldom for anyone else. Originally from western Nebraska, Spurgeon now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Judy.


Sunday, 7 pm - 9 pm

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Host Jeff Spurgeon | Marco Antonio via WQXR.