Attention, James Levine fans. The Metropolitan Opera, where Levine has long been its music director, will simulcast his first public performance in more than two years as he leads the MET Orchestra on Sunday at Carnegie Hall.
The concert, which begins at 1:55 p.m. (CST), will be streamed on the Met's site (metopera.org/stream.aspx) as well as on the Met Channel (74) on Sirius XM satellite radio. The program consists of the prelude to Wagner's "Lohengrin"; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Evgeny Kissin, and Schubert's Symphony No. 9, "Great."
After a health-related hiatus, Levine is easing back into his Met schedule. Next season, he will lead performances of Mozart's "Così fan tutte," Verdi's "Falstaff" and Berg's "Wozzeck." He recently conducted an interview with Met/Sirius host Margaret Juntwait, in which he discussed his return.
He remains a favorite of Chicago audiences, given his long association with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Ravinia Festival, where he was music director from 1973 to 1993.