Orchestra of St. Luke’s And Bernard Labadie Together For 3 More Seasons

Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) has renewed Bernard Labadie’s contract as Principal Conductor for three additional seasons, positioning him to become the ensemble’s longest-tenured conductor to date. Originally appointed for four seasons from fall 2018, Labadie will now continue in the role through 2024-25, when he looks forward to helming OSL’s milestone 50th anniversary celebrations. This extension recognizes the tremendous impact the conductor has made, both on the orchestra and its Manhattan home.

“A Canadian maestro known for his detailed, nuanced accounts of the Baroque and Classical repertoire” (New York Times), Labadie is New York City’s preeminent specialist in 18th- and early 19th-century performance practice. As such, he represents one of the city’s foremost artistic leaders, conducting OSL in eight programs at four New York halls this season alone, more than any of his predecessors.

Six of these programs are at Carnegie Hall, where Labadie has doubled OSL’s annual presence and where he appears more frequently than almost any other conductor this season, while also remaining in high demand as a guest of leading orchestras worldwide. Beloved by the ensemble’s musicians, guest artists, and audiences, Labadie’s is one of the most warmly welcomed appointments in OSL’s near five-decade history.

CARNEGIE HALL–SPRING

April 7
New York, NY
Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium)
Carnegie Hall Presents: Orchestra of St. Luke’s
“Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
BACH: St. Matthew Passion
(With Julian Prégardien, tenor (Evangelist); Philippe Sly, bass-baritone (Jesus); Carolyn Sampson, soprano; countertenor Hugh Cutting; Andrew Staples, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass-baritone; La Chapelle de Québec, choir; Handel + Haydn Society Chorus, choir; Boys of the Saint Thomas Choir, children’s choir)

May 5
New York, NY
Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium)
Carnegie Hall Presents: Orchestra of St. Luke’s
“Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony”
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
BACH: “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82 (with Reginald Mobley, countertenor)
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor (with Augustin Hadelich, violin)
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

June 2
New York, NY
Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
OSL Presents: OSL Bach Festival 2022
“Steven Isserlis plays Haydn and Bach”
Presented in association with Carnegie Hall
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
HAYDN: Symphony No. 26, “Lamentatione”
C.P.E. BACH: Cello Concerto in A (with Steven Isserlis, cello)
C.P.E. BACH: Symphony in E-flat
HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C (with Steven Isserlis, cello)

June 7
New York, NY
Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
OSL Presents: OSL Bach Festival 2022
“Virtuoso Concertos”
Presented in association with Carnegie Hall
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
PACHELBEL (arr. LABADIE): Chaconne in E minor (U.S. premiere)
HANDEL: Concerto grosso in D minor Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328
BACH: Concerto for oboe d’amore in A, BWV 1055R (with Philippe Tondre, oboe)
BACH: Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV 1060R (with Philippe Tondre, oboe; Stefan Jackiw, violin)
HANDEL: Silete venti, HWV 242 (with Amanda Forsythe, soprano)

June 22
New York, NY
Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
OSL Presents: OSL Bach Festival 2022
“A Narrated Musical Offering”
Presented in association with Carnegie Hall
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor and narrator
BACH: A Musical Offering

CARAMOOR–SUMMER

Aug 7 at 4pm
Katonah, NY
Caramoor (Venetian Theater)
“Summer Season Finale”
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor and pre-concert speaker
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, “Emperor” (with Marc-André Hamelin, piano)