Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Karina Gauvin & Kelley O’Connor Headline Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2019-20 Carnegie Hall Season

By Nicole Kuchta

Orchestra of St. Luke’s has announced its 2019-20 Carnegie Hall Season, which will include three concert performances with Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie.

In its first concert of the season, Orchestra of St. Luke’s will present two works by Mendelssohn, “The Hebrides” Overture and Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scottish.” Additionally, 24-year-old pianist Beatrice Rana will be featured during two works by Bach, Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 and Keyboard Concert in F Minor, BWV 1056. The concert, according to the press release, will “[juxtapose] the Italian influences on Bach with the Scottish influences on Felix Mendelssohn.”

Performance Date: October 17, 2019

The orchestra’s second concert, “Handel & Vivaldi: Rare Works for Double Orchestra,” will feature violin virtuoso Daniel Hope and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. The baroque program will include two works by Handel, Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 333 and Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 334, as well as four works by Vivaldi.

Performance Date: February 6, 2020

OSL’s final concert will feature an all-Beethoven program, celebrating the composer’s 250th birthday with four rarely performed orchestral and choral works. Vocalists will include soprano Karina Gauvin, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, tenor Jeremy Ovenden, and baritone Joshua Hopkins, as well as La Chapelle de Québec. Jeremy Denk will also be featured on the piano. Selections include Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 2, “Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage),” Op. 112, the “Choral Fantasy,” Op. 80, and the Mass in C Major, Op. 8.

Performance Date: March 5, 2020