Wendy Bryn Harmer, Eve Gigliotti, Joshua Blue, & Harold Wilson Star in Taneyev’s ‘At the Reading of Psalm’ with the American Symphony Orchestra

By Afton Wooten

The American Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on Jan. 28, 2022, at 8 p.m. for its 60th anniversary season.

The program, led by Leon Botstein, will include the U.S. premiere of Sergei Taneyev’s “At the Reading of a Psalm” which is part of the Vanguard Series.

Featured soloists include soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, a graduate of the Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program; mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti who will be heard in “The Rake’s Progress” and “Rigoletto” at the Met this season; tenor Joshua Blue who made his 2021 Met debut in the Grammy Award-winning production of “Porgy and Bess;” and bass Harold Wilson who will also be performing in the Met’s “The Rake’s Progress,” as well as “Boris Godunov.” They are joined by the Bard Festival Chorale.

Sergei Taneyev’s final work “At the Reading of Psalm” is a discussion on the Russian Orthodox faith during the onset of World War I. This three-movement cantata is written for full orchestra, double chorus, and vocal soloists.

Audience members must follow the venue’s guidelines and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.