Handel, Haydn and Finzi at the Oratorio Society
Haydn's masterwork, the Lord Nelson Mass, for chorus, orchestra and soloists, anchors the opening concert on October 24, 2014, 7:30 P.M. at Hochstein Performance Hall. Guest artists with strong Rochester ties perform as soloists, including pianist Kevin Nitsch, soprano Emily Mills Woodruff, mezzo-soprano Katie Hannigan, tenor Matthew Valverde and baritone Darik Knutsen. Woodruff, Hannigan, Nitsch and Valverde, graduates of the Eastman School of Music who reside in Rochester, now pursue international careers. Nitsch, Hannigan and Valverde serve on the faculty of Nazareth College. Knutsen, a finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Society's Classical Idol vocal competition in 2012, resides in New York and pursues an international career. They are featured in the Haydn and in Handel's Chandos anthem #7, "My song shall be alway." Nitsch performs the solo piano part in Gerald Finzi's "Eclogue for Piano and Strings." Artistic Director Eric Townell conducts the professional ROS Orchestra.
Hochstein Performance Hall (View)
50 North Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14614
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