Fall Preview: The Season in Choral Music
Sunday, September 18, 2011
With the arrival of fall this week comes a new concert season. Kent Tritle samples artists who will grace the many stages of New York City during the 2011-12 season. Highlights include Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Stile Antico and others.
Our show opens with J.S. Bach's glorious Magnificat performed by the Netherlands Kamerkoor and La Petite Band. This season New Yorkers will have a chance to hear this work at Alice Tully Hall led by the respected conductor/harpsichordist Ton Koopman. Also in the realm of historical performance, the British ensemble Stile Antico will perform in New York twice. In anticipation of their performances at Miller Theater and on the Music Before 1800 series, we hear them in a performance of William Byrd's Nunc dimittis.
This season shows the continued popularity of Mahler's Second Symphony. The New York Philharmonic will revisit the work five times with Maestro Tritle on the organ, and the Berlin Philharmonic will perform the work at Carnegie Hall in February. We hear the Chicago Symphony performing the third movement of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony under Sir Georg Solti.
Also on this week's sneak peek, music by Britten, Messiaen and other composers.