Handel's Messiah

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Handel’s Messiah is a December tradition at the Philharmonic. Under the direction of Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie, the orchestra strikes a middle ground between period-performance rigor and the more rounded, heavier sound of a modern orchestra. Labadie is a particularly adept at conveying this hybrid approach: his own Baroque orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, plays modern instruments. Joining the Philharmonic are the New York Choral Artists and a quartet of promising soloists.

Program details:

Bernard Labadie: Conductor
Karina Gauvin: Soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux:Contralto
Tilman Lichdi: Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams: Bass
New York Choral Artists: Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Listen to The New York Philharmonic podcast about this concert

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