Susan Graham & Ying Fang Headline Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s has announced its 2018-19 Carnegie Hall series.

The season will include two concerts featuring some of the world’s greatest singers and another featuring one the world’s greatest pianist.

The season kicks off on Oct. 25 when the orchestra performs Haydn’s “Nelson Mass” and the Mozart Requiem. The concert will be conducted by Bernard Labadie and will feature mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, tenor Lothar Odinius, and bass-baritone Philippe Sly, while the soprano is yet to be announced

Performance Date: Oct. 25, 2018

The second concert will feature soprano Ying Fang in Mozart’s concert aria “Non più. Tutto ascoltai… Non temer, amato bene,” as well as Haydn’s Overture to “L’isola disabitata.” The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 featuring Paul Lewis.

Performance Date: Feb. 28, 2018

The final concert will feature Hélène Grimaud in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Prokofiev’s  Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, “Classical,” Stravinsky’s Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra and Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drumroll.”

Performance Date: April 18, 2019