Rafael Payare and the Montreal Symphony (photo: Antoine Saito)

On March 8, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) and its new music director Rafael Payare make their first appearance together at Carnegie Hall. This past fall marked the start of a new, multi-season Mahler cycle that continues this season when Payare and the orchestra turn their attention to the Bohemian composer’s Fifth Symphony. The conductor’s “approach to the Fifth is riveting celebration” (Los Angeles Times), and he and OSM will interpret the monumental work both on their first recording together and in two live performances – at Carnegie Hall on March 8 as well as at the Kennedy Center a few days earlier. The program is rounded out with Canadian composer Dorothy Chang’s Precipice and Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto, featuring powerhouse Grammy-winner Yefim Bronfman as soloist.

Concert details:

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Date and time: Wednesday, March 8 at 8pm
Location: Carnegie Hall; 57th Street and Seventh Ave
Artists: Rafael Payare, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Dorothy CHANG: Precipice
BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2 (with Yefim Bronfman, piano)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5
Tickets: $34 – $114
For tickets and info visitCarnegiehall.org/Montreal-Symphony-Orchestra-with-Rafael-Payare-and-Yefim-Bronfman