Carnegie Hall Presents

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Students

Heralded for a performance style that is "energetic, broad-boned, and with a seat-of-the-pants quality" by The New York Times, the Orchestra of St. Luke's "playing is tight, polished, and vigorous, and its musicians sound fully at ease in a broad stretch of the repertory." Hear for yourself when legendary conductors Pablo Heras-CasadoIván Fischer, and Sir Roger Norrington join these peerless performers for a series of spellbinding symphonic works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Britten, and Shostakovich. 

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Pablo Heras-Casado, Principal Conductor
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Stewart Rose, French Horn

Program

MENDELSSOHN Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9
Known "to play virtually any score as if the musicians had all grown up with it under their pillows" (New York magazine), the Orchestra of St. Luke’s returns to Carnegie Hall for its second season with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, performing a program that includes Mendelssohn’s gossamer-light overture to a Shakespearean comedy, Shostakovich’s most irreverent post-war symphony, and Britten’s ingenious song cycle with brilliant tenor Ian Bostridge.

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Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment | Sir Charles Mackerras, Conductor
Virgin Classics

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Jonathan Biss, Piano

Program

WEINER Serenade, Op. 3
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
BARTÓK Hungarian Sketches
MOZART Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
Jonathan Biss, “a young virtuoso and poetic pianist of the first order” (Chicago Sun-Times), has developed a stellar reputation with Carnegie Hall audiences for his poignant and personal interpretations of both classic keyboard works and contemporary compositions in recital and alongside premier orchestras from around the world. He is joined by one of these esteemed ensembles—the Orchestra of St. Luke’s—for what will surely be an exceptional evening of music making.

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Bartók's Hungarian Sketches ("Swineherd's Dance")

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Budapest Festival Orchestra | Iván Fischer, Conductor
Phillips

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor
Susan Gritton, Soprano
Julie Boulianne, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Schade, Tenor
Nathan Berg, Bass-Baritone
Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program

BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis
With its massive choral forces and virtuosic demands of the orchestra, the Missa solemnis is a challenging work that can only come to life in the hands of an intrepid ensemble of musicians and singers and a remarkable conductor. The Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Oratorio Society of New York, under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington, are just the right combination of performers to convey Beethoven’s broad faith in humankind and grand plea for peace.

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Beethoven's Missa solemnis (Gloria)

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis, Conductor | Bavarian Radio Chorus
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