Oratorio Society of New York Announces 2018-19 Carnegie Hall Season

By David Salazar

The Oratorio Society of New York has announced its 2018-19 Carnegie Hall season.

The organization, led by Kent Tritle, will kick off its season with a performance dedicated to the Centennial of the Armistice and of Polish Independence. The concert will feature Szymanowski’s “Stabat Mater” as well as Gorecki’s “Euntes Ibant et Flebant” and the “Dona nobis pacem” by Vaughan Williams. The concert will feature Susanna Phillips, Ewa Plonka, and Kesse Blumberg as soloists.

Performance Date: Nov. 11, 2018 

Handel’s “Messiah” is next up on the slate with Kathryn Lewek, Daniel Moody, Isaiah Bell, and Joseph Beutel as the soloists.

Performance Date: Dec. 17, 2018 

Sibelius’ “Kullero” will be the company’s first Carnegie showcase in 2019. Soprano Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and baritone Takaoki Onishi will feature as soloists. The concert will also showcase Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophelie” and Debussy’s “Nocturnes: III Sirenes.”

Performance Dates: Feb. 25, 2019 

The season will conclude with Verdi’s “Messa di Requiem,” which will star Elizabeth de Trejo, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Joshua Blue, and Adam Lau as the soloists.

Performance Date: May 9, 2019