By David Salazar
The New York-based American Classical Orchestra has announced its 2022-23 season.
For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal and operatic performances.
In an official press statement, Thomas Crawford said, “The American Classical Orchestra’s musicians are masters of the period instrument, performing classics anew— with zeal and authenticity. This season will offer a wonderful opportunity for our audiences to experience Baroque and Classical masterworks on the very instruments heard in concert halls when they were first performed and will also reveal how the sound and nuances of these original instruments can bring the music of great Romantic composers to life in different ways.”
The season kicks off with Mozart’s Requiem featuring Yulan Piao, Heather Petrie, Lawrence Jones, and Joseph Charles Beutel. The concert also features the world premiere performance of Thomas Crawford’s “Elegy.” This showcase, which will be conducted by Artistic Director Thomas Crawford, will take place at Alice Tully Hall.
Performance Date: Oct. 28, 2022
Next up, audiences will hear such works as Bach’s “An Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42,” “Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18,” and “Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. Crawford conducts. The performance will take place at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer on Lexington Avenue at 66th Street. Soloists will be announced at a later date.
Performance Date: March 2, 2023