For Immediate Release: Lensic Presents Joe Illick and the NYE Orchestra

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For Immediate Release: Lensic Presents Joe Illick & the NYE Orchestra Featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo

Saturday, December 31, 1 pm & 5 pm

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For Immediate Release
December 5, 2022

Santa Fe, New Mexico | The Lensic Performing Arts Center’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration returns—Joe Illick, artistic director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leads an all-star orchestra and will be joined by renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to ring in the new year. The program will feature orchestral songs of the season including Tchaikovsky’s “Polonaise” and a lively second half of Gershwin songs, with favorites like “Love Is Here to Stay” and “I Got Rhythm.”

Costanzo, known for his electrifying performance in the title role in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at the Metropolitan Opera, is a Grammy award-winning singer and a recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award. He performed the title role of John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries at the Santa Fe Opera in 2021.

Families are invited to the open rehearsal at 1 pm (tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children twelve and under). Tickets for the 5 pm performance are $30–$80.

“Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky
“Pena tiranna” from Amadigi di Gaula and “Vivi, tiranno” from Rodelinda, Handel (Anthony Roth Costanzo)
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”

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