2018 Highlights

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

December 2018

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall
Davis, CA

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NY

Harris Theater
Chicago, IL

"The joyful spirituality and intellectual richness of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos have made them secular holiday favorites for generations.” —THE NEW YORKER

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Bach's Brandenburg Concertos on tour and in three New York performances.



New York Philharmonic

November 21, 23, 24, 2018

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NY

Music of Handel & Rameau, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.

Handel: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1
Handel: Water Music
Rameau: Selections from Dardanus


St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

November 2, 3, 4, 2018

Cathedral of St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Ordway Concert Hall
St. Paul, MN

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion

Jonathan Cohen, conductor

Nicolas Mulroy, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Nick Pritchard, tenor
William Berger, baritone
The Singers — Minnesota Choral Artists, chorus



The Florida Orchestra

October 26, 27, 28, 2018
Straz Center
Tampa, FL

Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall
Clearwater, FL

Evening at Bach’s Coffeehouse

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor

Telemann: Don Quixote Suite
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Telemann: Grillen-Symphonie
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1
Vivaldi: La Folia (Madness)


Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

October 6, 2018 | 4:30pm

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, OR

10 AM EUCHARIST / Trinity Choir

Henry Purcell: Voluntary in G
Purcell: O Lord our Governor
Gerre Hancock: Psalm 8
Buxtehude: Fuga in B-flat, BuxWV 176

on the Manuel Rosales Organ, op. 11. III/54

J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529
Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 4 in B-flat Major

5 PM EVENSONG / Cathedral Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults

Herbert Sumsion: Responses
Hancock: Psalm 8
Peter Aston: Service in F
Gerald Near: The Best of Rooms
C.H.H. Parry: I was glad

Evensong Postlude:
Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster

Bruce Neswick, Canon for Cathedral Music
David Boechk, Organ Scholar
Paolo Bordignon, guest conductor and recitalist



St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

September 13, 2018 | 6pm
September 14 & 15, 2018 | 8pm

Ordway Concert Hall
St. Paul, MN

Thomas Zehetmair Conducts Beethoven and Haydn

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin
    Eunice Kim, violin
Jean-Féry Rebel: The Elements
Claude Vivier: Zipangu
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C Minor


Manuel de Falla:
El Retablo de Maese Pedro &
El Amor Brujo

August 25, 2018
Doctorow Center for the Arts
Hunter, NY

August 26, 2018 | 7pm
Angel Orensanz Center
New York, NY

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival:
Orchestral Bach

August 18, 2018 | 6pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM

J.S Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066
Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
J.S Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival:
Bach & Mendelssohn

August 14, 2018 | noon

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM

J.S Bach: Sonata in G Minor for Oboe & Harpsichord, BWV 1030B
    with Liang Wang, oboe

Dutilleux: Les citations
[for harpsichord, oboe, percussion, double bass]
    with Daniel Druckman, percussion
    Liang Wang, oboe
    Leigh Mesh, double bass

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80


Feature story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival:
Bach & Vivaldi

August 11, 2018 | 5pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe, NM

J.S. Bach: Concerto in C Minor for Violin & Oboe, BWV 1060
Handel: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 5
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major for Three Violins
Vivaldi: Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival:
Harpsichord Recital

August 4, 2018 | 5pm

St. Francis Auditorium,
New Mexico Museum of Art,
Santa Fe, NM

Solo harpsichord recital of baroque and modernist repertoire by J.S. Bach, Vincent Persichetti, Domenico Scarlatti, Bela Bartok, and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Debut recital of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's Rutkowski & Robinette harpsichord, gift of harpsichordist Paul Wolfe.

Feature story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo


Mozart: Missa Brevis in C Major, K.220. "Sparrow" Mass

For the Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul
June 29, 2018 | 7:00pm

Church of the Resurrection, New York

Choir and Orchestra of Church of the Resurrection
David Enlow, Director of Music
Paolo Bordignon, organ

New York Philharmonic Ensembles

May 27, 2018

Merkin Concert Hall, New York

Chamber music performed by members of the New York Philharmonic.

Vivaldi: Trio Sonata Op. 1, No. 3
Penderecki: Duo concertante for Violin and Double Bass
Reinecke: Trio for Oboe, Horn, and Piano
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1


New York Philharmonic

May 24, 25, 26, 2018

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

Luciano Berio: Sinfonia
Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Symon Bychkov, conductor
Roomful of Teeth, vocal ensemble

Berio's Sinfonia is dedicated to Leonard Bernstein and was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for its 125th anniversary and premiered in 1968 by the orchestra and The Swingle Singers, with Berio conducting.

It is an experimental post-serial work with 8 amplified vocalists commenting about musical (and other) topics as the piece twists and turns through a dissonant, seemingly neurotic journey of musical and verbal quotations.The voices sing, speak, whisper, or shout texts from Claude Lévi-Strauss's Le cru et le cuit (a study of Amerindian mythologies), Samuel Beckett's novel The Unnamable, instructions from the scores of Gustav Mahler, and other writings. The work includes musical quotations from Bach, Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Webern, Mahler, Strauss, Hindemith, Boulez, Stockhausen, et al. The instrumentation includes electric organ and amplified harpsichord.


Photo by Chris Lee here

Preview story in the New York Times, including 360-degree rehearsal video


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:
Bach Complete Brandenburg Concerti

May 17, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

May 18, 2018
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

May 19, 2018
Count Basie Theater, Red Bank

May 20, 2018
State Theater New Jersey, New Brunswick

Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Eric Wyrick, leader and violin soloist

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6


The New York Landmarks Conservancy: Sacred Sites Open House

May 5, 6, 2018

St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, New York


Weekend of instrumental and vocal music concerts, including performances on the Giovanni Tamburini organ.
Music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Jongen, Guilmant

The Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overlooks the tranquil banks of the Hudson River and was designed by architects De Sina & Pellegrino. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American citizen to be made a saint, was the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, sent to New York in 1880 to assist Italian immigrants. She established schools, hospitals, and orphanages around the country. She was canonized in 1946.

Click here for further info about the Open House weekend

Click here for further info about the Shrine and the organ.

Earth Day Concert:
For the beauty of the earth

April, 22, 2018

Marble Collegiate Church, New York

The Marble Choir
Kenneth Dake, director

Music inspired by the mysteries of nature – gardens, forests, rivers, willow trees, birds, oceans, stars and the night sky – including works of Fanny Hensel, William Billings, G.F. Handel, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Daniel Elder, Morten Lauridsen and Ērik Ešenvalds, Howard Hanson, Dominick Argento, Darius Milhaud.

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

March 25, 2018

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York

Johann Sebastian Bach
, BWV 244

St. Andrew Chorale & Orchestra
Andrew Henderson, conductor

Marc Molomot, tenor - Evangelist
Kevin Deas, bass - Jesus
Eliza Bagg, Helen Karloski, Tommy Wazelle, Rod Gomez


Gala Re-opening of the
André Mertens Galleries

March 22, 2018

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Department of Musical Instruments

On the newly restored Thomas Appleton organ, 1830
With Kevin Cobb, trumpet

Music of Giuseppe Torelli, Giovanni Battista Martini, Henry Purcell, Jean-Joseph Mouret, William Walond, and J.S. Bach (marking the composer's 333rd birthday)



Trans-Siberian Art Festival Tour

March 16, 2018
Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Society
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia

March 17, 2018
Arnold Kats State Concert Hall
Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia

March 19, 2018
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Moscow, Russia


SEJONG String Orchestra
with Vadim Repin and Clara-Jumi Kang

Repertoire including:
Bach: Concerto for two violins
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins
Augusta Read Thomas. Murmurs on the Mist of Memory 
Ravel: Tzigane
Tchaikovsky: Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Igudesman: New work for two violins and chamber orchestra (World premiere)

Click here for Archival Video

Further Information:
International Sejong Soloists website

Trans-Siberian Art Festival website

Novosibirsk Concert information

Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall concert information

Antonio Caldara:
Mass in G

February 4, 2018 | 11:00am

Church of the Resurrection, New York

Choir and Orchestra of Church of the Resurrection
David Enlow, Director of Music
Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord and organ


Orpheus CHamber Orchestra:
FIre and Light

January 25, 2018
Opeilka, AL

January 27, 2018
Huntsville, AL

January 29, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA

January 31, 2018
Manhattan, KS

February 2, 2018
Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA

February 3, 2018 | 7pm
Carnegie Hall, New York


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Tine Thing Helseth, Trumpet

ROSSINI Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
HAYDN Notturno No. 1 in C Major, Hob. II:25
ALBINONI Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 9
BACH Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 (after Vivaldi; arr. Jarle Glesåen Storløkken) 
MOZART Symphony No. 40



Franz Schubert:
Mass in G Major

January 14, 2018 | 11am

Church of the Resurrection, New York

Choir and Orchestra of Church of the Resurrection
David Enlow, Director of Music
Paolo Bordignon, organ

New York Philharmonic:
Young People's Concerts

January 6, 2018 | 2:00pm

David Geffen Hall, New York

Inspirations and Tributes: "Classical Echoes"

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Overture
Mozart: selection from Piano Concerto No. 17
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (selections)
Haydn: Symphony No. 98 (selections)

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano
Janey Choi, host
Sterling Elliott, cello