Marie-Nicole Lemieux to Headline Orchestra of St. Luke’s ‘Handel & Vivaldi’ Concert

By David Salazar

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s is set to kick off its 2020 winter-spring season with a performance at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 6, 2020.

The concert, entitled “Handel & Vivaldi: Rare Works for Double Orchestra” will be led by conductor Bernard Labadie and will feature contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and violinist Daniel Hope as the major soloiss. 

Lemieux will perform “Salve Regina” RV 616 and RV 618 by Vivaldi. Other pieces on the program will include Handel’s Concert a due cori, Vivaldi’s Double Orchestra Concert in D Major, RV 528 “Per la SS Assontione di Maria Vergine,” and Vivaldi’s Concero in A Major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, “per eco in lontano.” 

In addition to this concert, Lemieux is set to appear in “Juditha Triumphans” and “L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Théâre des Champes-Elysées and “Falstaff” and “L’Italiana in Algeri” at the Wiener Staatsoper. She will also perform “Samson et Dalila” at the Choréges d’Orange.