Carnegie Hall Presents

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and guest conductors David Robertson and Sir Roger Norrington are on the podium for music that spans Mozart to Mahler. A range of human emotion is depicted in masterpieces for voice and orchestra. Mahler set German folk poems to rapturous, sardonic, and melancholic music in his Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), while Brahms gives solace to the living rather than judgment of the dead in his humane Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)—a serene fusion of breathtaking vocal, choral, and symphonic music. But Beethoven’s rhythmically propulsive Seventh Symphony needs no voices to capture the pure joy of life.
October 13, 2016
Orchestra of St. Luke's
February 16, 2017
Orchestra of St. Luke's
April 20, 2017
Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Robertson Conducts Beethoven's Seventh

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
David Robertson, Conductor
Thomas Hampson, Baritone

Program

BRETT DEAN Testament
MAHLER Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
·· "Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt"
·· "Lied des Verfolgten im Turm"
·· "Das irdische Leben"
·· "Das himmlische Leben"
·· "Urlicht"
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Two favorite works—Beethoven’s joyously propulsive Symphony No.7 and Mahler’s nostalgic and folk-inspired songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn—are featured in this concert. With its jubilant opening dance, inexorable second movement, blazing Scherzo, and wildly paced finale, Beethoven’s symphony sets the pulse racing with its infectious rhythmic vitality. Brett Dean’s moving tribute to the Beethoven fittingly opens the program.

Listen

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 (Poco sostenuto)


Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor | Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Brahms's Requiem with Heras-Casado

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Pablo Heras-Casado, Principal Conductor
Sophie Karthäuser, Soprano
Florian Boesch, Baritone
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program

LUTOSŁAWSKI Musique funèbre
BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem
In his sublime Ein deutsches Requiem, Brahms created a work that evokes the contemplative spirit of Bach, though far from lacking any drama. The mournful march “Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras” (“For all flesh is as grass”) and the grand sixth-movement fugue carry tremendous emotional weight. Ein deutsches Requiem also offers hope and consolation, as evidenced in the beautiful soprano aria “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit” ("Ye now have sorrow") and the quiet closing chorus “Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herrn sterben” ("Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord").

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Roger Norrington: All-Mozart

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano

Program

MOZART Symphony No. 33
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
MOZART Symphony No. 36, "Linz"

Encores:
MOSZKOWSKI Etude in A-flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11
MOZART "Deh, per questo istante" from La clemenza di Tito
Known “to play virtually any score as if the musicians had all grown up with it under their pillows” (New York magazine), Orchestra of St. Luke’s captivates audiences with playing that’s “tight, polished, and vigorous” (The New York Times). Sir Roger Norrington conducts an all-Mozart program, including Benjamin Grosvenor playing the dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20.