Marc-André Hamelin, photo: Sim Cannety-Clarke

On February 28 and March 1, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s continues its chamber music series with a program that pairs piano quintets by Florence Price with those of Johannes Brahms. Price, the first Black woman to have a work performed by a major American orchestra, has received sustained attention by OSL since 2018, including the Carnegie Hall premiere of her String Quartet in the 2021-22 season. Price’s Piano Quintet in A minor – heard for the first time at Carnegie Hall in this performance, as far as is known – is paired with Brahms’s F minor contribution to the same genre. The St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble is joined for these performances by guest pianist Marc-André Hamelin (Feb 28 & March 1).

Concert details:

OSL Presents: “Piano Quintets with Hamelin”

Date and time: Tuesday, February 28 at 11am; Wednesday, March 1 at 8pm
Location: Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Hall, 129 W 67th St (Feb 28); Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Ave (March 1)
Artists: Marc-André Hamelin, piano
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
PRICE: Piano Quintet in A minor
BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor
Tickets: $34 – $64
For tickets and info (Feb 28); or (March 1)