Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at Carnegie Hall

Following his performances in Europe, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to the US to lead the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in a tremendous programme at Carnegie Hall. The concert, hosted on October 12, includes Beethoven’s formational Symphony No. 1 on an evening contrasted with Mozart’s epic Mass in C Minor, K. 427, “Great.” The influence of Mozart and earlier composers is apparent in Beethoven’s work, while giving a forward glance into his future compositions. Mozart’s Mass, on the other hand, is his last contribution to that particular genre, and although left unfinished at the time of his death, its depth and sonic magnitude are certain to delight and engage the audience in what will be an unforgettable evening. Vocal soloists include sopranos Camilla Tilling and Susanna Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley, and bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, with the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

Earlier this year Mr. Heras-Casado was named the Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the first-ever Maestro to hold the title.

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho