Joe Illick & the NYE Orchestra
The Lensic’s New Year’s Eve tradition continues as Joe Illick, artistic director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leads an all-star orchestra to ring in the new year. Featuring special guest renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. Families are invited to the 1 pm open rehearsal.
Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky
Anthony Roth Costanzo sings two arias by Handel: Pena tiranna and Vivi, tiranno
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 (Joe Illick & the NYE Orchestra)
Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F – 3rd Movement (Joe Illick with the NYE Orchestra)
Gershwin Songs (Anthony Roth Costanzo, Joe Illick & the NYE Orchestra)
Love is Here to Stay
Nice Work If You Can Get It
A Foggy Day
The Man I Love
I Got Rhythm
About Joe Illick
Joseph Illick is currently the artistic director and principal conductor of Fort Worth Opera. He has also served as the artistic director of Greater Miami Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Shreveport Opera, Voices of Change (Dallas), Voces Intimae (Dallas) and Performance Santa Fe. He has conducted for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, San Francisco Opera (Merola), Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Stadttheater Aachen, Vienna Chamber Opera, Covent Garden Ensemble, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Augusta Symphony, Miami Symphony, Nevada Opera Theater and Opera Carolina.
He has given a series of performance talks on classical music in Dallas, Miami and Santa Fe. His opera “UnShakeable,” commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, has been performed throughout New Mexico and Colorado; his opera “Feel the Tango” has been performed in Santa Fe, Fort Worth and Nashville and his children’s opera, “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World,” premiered in 2019.
About Anthony Roth Costanzo
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He is a 2022 GRAMMY winner, a recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera, a winner of the 2020 Opera News Award, and Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year.
This coming season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera in his acclaimed performance of the title role in Akhnaten, as well as in Rodelinda. He reopens St. Ann’s Warehouse in a staged concert, will be the New York Philharmonic artist-in-residence, and will make his debut at the Santa Fe Opera in the title role of the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries. He will also appear with Madrid’s Teatro Real, Philharmonia Baroque, Stanford Live, and Boston Baroque, among others. His second album, a collaboration with Justin Vivian Bond, will be released this winter on Decca Gold. Costanzo recently created and produced the New York Philharmonic’s Bandwagon initiative, the orchestra’s innovative and ongoing response to the pandemic.