• Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

    Iván Fischer Leads the Orchestra of St. Luke's and Musica Sacra in Bach's St. Matthew Passion on Thursday, March 28

    Performance Features Soprano Dominique Labelle, Mezzo-Soprano Barbara Kozelj, Tenor John Tessier, and Bass-Baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann  
    Image of Iván Fischer © Sonja Werner 
    Carnegie Hall presents Iván Fischer leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and chorus Musica Sacra, under the direction of Kent Tritle, in a performance of Bach’s choral masterwork, St. Matthew Passion, on Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The sacred oratorio features four esteemed soloists: soprano Dominique Labelle, mezzo-soprano Barbara Kozelj, tenor John Tessier (Evangelist), and bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Christus).

    About The Artists
    Born in Budapest in 1951, Iván Fischer is one in a long line of important conductors to spring from the rich musical ground of Hungary, along with Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, István Kertesz, Georg Solti, Ferenc Fricsay, Sandor Vegh, Antal Dorati, and several members of Mr. Fischer's own family. He first achieved public acclaim outside his native land but returned to participate in the cultural renaissance that began in Hungary in the 1980s and caught fire with the fall of the Soviet Union. The partnership of Mr. Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra is one of the country’s great success stories. In 2008, Gramophone magazine named the orchestra one of the ten best in the world. A frequent guest of major orchestras, Mr. Fischer made his US debut conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1983. He has led the orchestras of New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, and Vienna, plus the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He has conducted Mozart at the Glyndebourne Festival and in concert at the BBC Proms with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, of which he was named a principal artist along with Sir Simon Rattle and Vladimir Jurowski.

    Now in its 38th season, Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) is one of America's foremost and most versatile ensembles. Dedicated to engaging audiences throughout New York City and beyond, OSL performs approximately 70 orchestral, chamber, and educational concerts each year—including an annual orchestra series at Carnegie Hall, an annual chamber music series at The Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, and summer concerts as orchestra-in-residence at the Caramoor International Music Festival. OSL's principal conductor is Pablo Heras-Casado.

    OSL collaborates regularly with the world's great artists, such as Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Anna Netrebko, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mark Morris Dance Group, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Elton John, and many more. In March 2011, OSL opened The DiMenna Center for Classical Music—its first permanent home, and New York City's first rehearsal and recording facility dedicated to classical music. Committed to community building, OSL produces free concerts in each of the five boroughs as part of its Subway Series, free concerts devoted to the artistic process as part of its OSL@DMC series at The DiMenna Center, and has engaged more than one million children in its community and education programs.

    Program Information
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S
    Iván Fischer, Conductor
    Dominique Labelle, Soprano
    Barbara Kozelj, Mezzo-Soprano
    John Tessier, Tenor (Evangelist)
    Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass-Baritone (Christus)
    Musica Sacra
    Kent Tritle, Music Director

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH St. Matthew Passion

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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