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