MIDTOWN — Mandolins, violins and a Russian orchestra top the list of upcoming events at Carnegie Hall this fall, which is launching its 2013-14 season next month with close to 100 performances.
The Mariinsky Orchestra, one of Russia's oldest, will celebrate the 60th birthday of acclaimed conductor Valery Gergiev with performances of three Russian composers on Thursday, Oct. 10, Friday, Oct. 11, and Tuesday, Oct. 15.
On Oct. 16, cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns with the Silk Road Ensemble to debut three new works. And on Oct. 22, award-winning vocalist and mandolinist Chris Thile will perform a series of Bach sonatas transcribed from violin, as well as original works and contemporary pieces.
A run-down of the month's performances:
Oct 2: The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the season's Gala Opening Night Concert.
Oct. 4: The New York Pops
Oct. 8: Sphinx Virtuosi/Catalyst Quartet
Oct. 10, 11, 15: The Mariinsky Orchestra
Oct. 10: Soprano Carolyn Sampson.
Oct. 12: Jazz pianist Jon Batiste and his Stay Human band.
Oct. 13: The MET Orchestra
Oct. 16: The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma.
Oct. 18: The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn-based trio that performs folk, gospel and country music.
Oct. 20: Tenor Ian Bostridge, countertenor Iestyn Davies, baritone Joshua Hopkins and pianist Juliius Drake, along with French-horn player Leelanee Sterett and harpist Bridget Kibbey.
Oct. 21: Ensemble ACJW
Oct. 22: Vocalist and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile performs Bach.
Oct. 22: Pianist Yuja Wang.
Oct. 23: Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein
Oct. 23: Orchestra of St. Luke's
Oct. 24: Tetzlaff Quartet
Oct. 25: American Composers Orchestra
Oct. 25: Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and pianist Christopher Cano
Oct. 26: Singer and dancer Eva Ayllon
Oct. 27: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
Oct. 29: Soprano Jessica Rivera and mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor
Oct. 30: Pianist Andras Schiff
Visit the Carnegie Hall website for event details and ticket information.