The Orchestra of St. Luke’s has announced details of its 2012-13 season, which will encompass performances at New York venues including Carnegie Hall, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Museum, and Morgan Library & Museum. The orchestra and puppeteer Basil Twist will also journey to North Carolina for the world premiere of a “ballet without dancers” inspired by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring during “The Rite of Spring at 100,” a yearlong commemoration of The Rite of Spring presented by Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pablo Heras-Casado will make his debut as St. Luke’s new principal conductor leading a program of Beethoven and Ravel in July at the Caramoor International Music Festival in Katonah, New York; in February Heras-Casado will make his Carnegie Hall mainstage debut leading a program of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 (1841 version), Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Christian Zacharias, and Debussy’s Five Préludes (U.S. premiere of new orchestration by Hans Zender). During the 2012-13 season the orchestra will also present a semistaged performance of André Previn’s opera A Streetcar Named Desire with soprano Renée Fleming during her Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall; Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem at the Saint Thomas Church, with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys; and continue its arts education programs with New York City public schools at the Kay Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.
Posted May 31, 2012