Amanda Forsythe Headlines Orchestra of St. Luke’s Bach at Home Festival

By David Salazar

Update: The star of the festival will be postponed until June 23, 2020. 

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s has announced its online slate for the Bach at Home Festival, which launches on June 9, 2020.

For the purposes of this article, our focuses will be on vocal performances.

The first vocal showcase does not come until week two when soprano Amanda Forsythe performs “Bist du bei mir, BWV 508” as part of the concert performances “Bach While Away.” Other performers on that concert include violinist Krista Bennion Feeney, and Lutist Sylvain Bergeron.

Forsythe will also appear on “Bach Today,” a second concert in which she performs “Zefliesse, mein Herze” from “St. John Passion.” That concert will also feature Jean Rondeau on harpsichord and the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing separate pieces. Those two concerts will be available on June 16, 2020 starting at 12 p.m. ET.

Other artists appearing in the four-week festival include David Cerutti, Daire FitzGerld, Marc Goldberg, Eriko Sato, Benjamin Bowman, Pedja Muzljevic, Robert Wolinsky, Myron Lutzke, Jesse Mills, Pieter Wispelwey, and Pierre Hantai.