Camerata Notturna Season Opener

Camerata Notturna’s 2018-19 season opens this Saturday, October 13 at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church in New York City, with a rich and varied program featuring the music of Fauré, Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms.

Working with this ensemble has a special place in my heart because of the sheer passion the members have for music and indeed life. They approach friendships, mid-rehearsal snacks, and late-night drinks with the same full-blooded enthusiasm that they bring to their music-making, and we are all the better for it. I had the privilege of working with them back in May, but this concert marks my first as Music Director over the coming three seasons. With the rare luxury we have in this group of working over a long period of time, I look forward immensely to this journey of growing and discovering music together.


This weekend’s program opens with Fauré’s gloriously warm and sensuous Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, and follows with the irresistible vitality of Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, the so-called “Military.” After intermission, we will hear all-world hornist William Caballero in Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4, and finally explore the varied worlds of Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn.

Don’t miss this event if you happen to be in NYC! You can read more about the concert and purchase tickets online on the Camerata Notturna website.