St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble + Adam Rosenblatt
Performing Haydn, de Mey, Lanner
A diverse program of old and new music juxtaposes contrasting works, including Thierry de Mey’s theatrical Light Music, performed by percussionist Adam Rosenblatt. Through the use of motion sensors and interactive technology, choreographed hand gestures produce light, an electronic sound score, and vivid large-scale projections.
This interdisciplinary solo is bookended by the renowned St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble performing Viennese classics. J. Haydn’s lively Divertimento for Strings from 1754 and J. Lanner’s charming 19th century waltzes were likely scored for festive occasions. None of the works include a cello in the instrumentation -- presumably because the musicians were all meant to stand at the parties for which these works were originally composed.
J. Haydn: Divertimento for 2 violins, 2 violas, and bass, Hob. II:2 (1754)
Thierry de Mey: Light Music for soloist, projections, and interactive systems (2004)
J. Lanner: Marie’s Waltz for 2 violins, viola, and bass, op. 143 (1839)
J. Lanner: The Romantics for 2 violins, viola, and bass, op. 167 (1841)
Leadership support for music programming provided by the Thompson Family Foundation.
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) grew from a group of virtuoso musicians performing chamber music concerts at Greenwich Village’s Church of St. Luke in the Fields in 1974.
Now in its 44th season, the Orchestra performs diverse musical genres at New York’s major concert venues, and has collaborated with artists ranging from Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Bono and Metallica. In 2018 internationally celebrated expert in 18th-century music Bernard Labadie became OSL’s Principal Conductor, continuing the Orchestra’s long tradition of working with proponents of historical performance practice. OSL’s signature programming includes a subscription series presented by Carnegie Hall, now in its 32nd season; an annual summer residency at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts; and a chamber music series featuring appearances at The Morgan Library & Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.
Baltimore-based percussionist and performer Adam Rosenblatt has a penchant for finding interesting and uncommon ways to present and perform contemporary music.
He has a keen interest for growing an interdisciplinary performance practice, believing that a mix of media and art forms can speak more directly and powerfully to our current modern context.
Rita Taylor, Adam Stoltman, Matt Dine