Piano Concerto No. 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (complete incidental music)
Orchestra of St. Luke's
David Hyde Pierce
About The Performance
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie kick off their 2022–2023 season at Carnegie Hall with the continuation of a multi-season focus on the works of Felix Mendelssohn. The concert begins with the breathless excitement of his Piano Concerto No. 1, a brisk and impactful work bookended by musical fireworks courtesy of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Also featured on the program is the complete incidental music Mendelssohn wrote for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a fantastical and evocative rendering with vocal parts that are beautifully suited for soprano Lauren Snouffer and mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall, with narration by David Hyde Pierce.
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Images (L to R): Bernard Labadie / photo by Winnie Au; David Hyde Pierce / photo by Joan Marcus