Orchestra of St. Luke marks 40th anniversary with three chamber commissions

Posted on: January 29, 2015

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will perform the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Rapsodia Andina No. 2 on three concerts being held February 8-13 at the Brooklyn Museum and the Morgan Library and Museum. Rapsodia is one of three works commissioned by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for its chamber ensemble, to be performed during its 40th-anniversary season. Roberto Sierra’s Octeto en cuatro tiempos was performed in October, and Maria Chavez’s new work will be premiered in May. Frank notes that her new piece is inspired by two works on the same February program: Mozart’s flute (K285) and oboe (K370) quartets. Also on the program will be Ginastera’s Impresiones de la Puna for Flute and String Quartet and Britten’s Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello. The six St. Luke’s musicians performing on the February program are flutist Elizabeth Mann and oboist Stephen Taylor; violinists Krista Bennion Feeney and Naoko Tanaka; violist David Cerutti; and cellist Daire FitzGerald. 

Posted January 29, 2015