The "Great" Mass with Heras-Casado

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
881 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019

The "Great" Mass with Heras-Casado
The spirit of Bach—particularly his Mass in B Minor—informs the grand choral writing of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. The influence of the florid Italian operatic style is also evident in solo passages, gloriously so in the “Laudamus te,” a coloratura mezzo-soprano showpiece, and in the tender soprano aria “Et incarnatus est.” Beethoven took his own path, but his Symphony No. 1 honors Haydn’s symphonic model with more adventurous harmonies—especially in its opening—and a more robust role for winds and brass.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
MOZART Mass in C Minor, K. 427

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Pablo Heras-Casado, Principal Conductor Laureate
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Thomas Cooley, Tenor
Michael Sumuel, Bass-Baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor