Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
Benjamin Bowman, Violin
CHARPENTIER Prelude to Te Deum in D Major, H. 146
J. S. BACH An imaginary concerto for violin (with excerpts from Easter Oratorio, BWV 249, and Sinfonia in D Major, BWV 1045)
HANDEL Water Music (complete)
Event DurationThe printed program will last approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
At a Glance
Orchestra of St. Luke’s returns to Carnegie Hall with a vivacious program of Baroque delights. The evening opens majestically with Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s triumphal Prelude to his Te Deum in D Major, followed by an “imaginary concerto for violin” assembled from Johann Sebastian Bach’s works, and featuring ensemble member and Met Orchestra concertmaster Benjamin Bowman as soloist. The evening reaches regal splendor with a complete performance of George Frideric Handel’s joyous Water Music. Initially commissioned for a barge party for King George I on the River Thames in London, Water Music remains a crowning masterpiece of the composer’s legacy.