St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble + Adam Rosenblatt
Performing Haydn, de May, Lanner
Percussionist Adam Rosenblatt performs contemporary composer Thierry de May’s Light Music, in which movement and gesture produce light and sound through interactive technology. This interdisciplinary solo is bookended by Viennese classics — J. Haydn’s festive Divertimento for Strings and J. Lanner’s charming 19th century waltzes, performed by the renowned St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.
J. Haydn: Divertimento for 2 violins, 2 violas, and bass, Hob. II:2 (1754)
Thierry de May: 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