The Orchestra Now to Present ‘New Voices from the 1930s’ Featuring Deborah Nansteel

By Chris Ruel
Photo: Arielle Doneson

The Orchestra Now (TŌN), led by Leon Botstein, will close its Carnegie Hall season on May 12, 2022, with “New Voices from the 1930s,” a concert spotlighting seldom-heard works from the late 1930s and featuring mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel.

Nansteel will perform in Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Symphony No. 1, “Essay for a Requiem,” a work that speaks to conditions under the Nazi regime.

Along with Nansteel, the evening features pianists Frank Corliss and Gilles Vonsattel. Corliss will present William Grant Still’s “Dismal Swamp” and Vonsattel Carlos Chávez’s Piano Concerto. A performance of Witold Lutosławski’s Symphonic Variations is on the program as well.

Nansteel is slated to sing the role of Alisa in the Met’s upcoming new production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” opening in late April.