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December 1969

UPCOMING SHOWS

January 2019

Handel + Haydn Society

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Turkish
Haydn: Symphony No. 99
Haydn: Mass in B-Flat Major, Harmoniemesse

Harry Christophers, conductor
Aisslinn Nosky, violin and leader
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Budd, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Handel + Haydn Society

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Turkish
Haydn: Symphony No. 99
Haydn: Mass in B-Flat Major, Harmoniemesse

Harry Christophers, conductor
Aisslinn Nosky, violin and leader
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Budd, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

February 2019

Opera Lafayette

George Frideric Handel's Radamisto (1720)

A fully-staged production directed by the choreographer Séan Curran about the taming of a powerful and ambitious king.

Opera Lafayette

George Frideric Handel's Radamisto (1720)

A fully-staged production directed by the choreographer Séan Curran about the taming of a powerful and ambitious king.

REBEL with the Choir of Susquehanna University and the Schola of the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

Bach & Vivaldi

American Bach Soloists

Favorite Cantatas
"Bach to the Beginning"

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, Cantata 10
Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata 78
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Cantata 80
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata 140

American Bach Soloists

Favorite Cantatas
"Bach to the Beginning"

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, Cantata 10
Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata 78
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Cantata 80
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata 140

American Bach Soloists

Favorite Cantatas
"Bach to the Beginning"

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, Cantata 10
Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata 78
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Cantata 80
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata 140

American Bach Soloists

Favorite Cantatas
"Bach to the Beginning"

Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, Cantata 10
Jesu, der du meine Seele, Cantata 78
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Cantata 80
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata 140

March 2019

Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Bridget Kibbey, harp & Guests

Celebrated as the “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Bridget Kibbey crafts performance projects that showcase the vast cross-genre capabilities of the harp alongside today's top artists – whether it be navigating the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, to the opulent repertoire of the Belle Époque, to exploring folk idioms and narratives that influence today's composer luminaries. The program includes Renaissance and Baroque works arranged for harp as the central figure, including Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor.

Boston Baroque

Handel's Jephtha

Nicholas Phan - Jephtha
Randall Scotting - Hamor
Ava Pine - Iphis
Ann McMahon Quintero - Storge
Dashon Burton - Zebul
Sonja Tengblad - Angel

Boston Baroque

Handel's Jephtha

Nicholas Phan - Jephtha
Randall Scotting - Hamor
Ava Pine - Iphis
Ann McMahon Quintero - Storge
Dashon Burton - Zebul
Sonja Tengblad - Angel

Piffaro and Sonnambula

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
Music from this famous 1612 compendium of over 300 dances, performed by combined forces of winds & strings, will set your toes to tapping!

Piffaro and Sonnambula

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
Music from this famous 1612 compendium of over 300 dances, performed by combined forces of winds & strings, will set your toes to tapping!

Piffaro and Sonnambula

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
Music from this famous 1612 compendium of over 300 dances, performed by combined forces of winds & strings, will set your toes to tapping!

Tempesta di Mare

Concerto Grosso
The concerto grosso, one of the high baroque’s most varied and conversational forms, pivots on dialogue between an orchestra and groups of soloists. Tempesta di Mare performs masterpieces of the genre by Corelli, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Bach and Fasch, for whom it was one of their go-to orchestral idioms.

Tempesta di Mare

Concerto Grosso
The concerto grosso, one of the high baroque’s most varied and conversational forms, pivots on dialogue between an orchestra and groups of soloists. Tempesta di Mare performs masterpieces of the genre by Corelli, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Handel, Bach and Fasch, for whom it was one of their go-to orchestral idioms.

Folger Consort and Piffaro

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.
Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.

Folger Consort and Piffaro

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.
Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.

Folger Consort and Piffaro

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy.
Renaissance music of Spain and Italy offers a variety of tastes and flavors—from rustic to courtly to the sublime. Tuneful and lyric Spanish villançicos and Italian frottole express a wide range of emotions about food, drink, loss, and, of course, love. Instrumental works include lively dances and diminutions from Italy and some of the great wind band repertoire from Spain.

April 2019

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

George Frideric Handel: Apollo e Dafne

Join the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, led by BEMF Orchestra Director Robert Mealy and harpsichordist Avi Stein, for a rare performance of Handel’s cantata Apollo e Dafne. An ambitious work from the composer’s early career, this masterpiece foreshadows his extensive operatic success with a vividly theatrical story drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The arrogant god Apollo is cursed to fall hopelessly in love with the beautiful nymph Daphne, forcing her to rebuff his increasingly fervent advances before escaping through a magical metamorphosis in a musically thrilling sequence featuring some of the young Handel’s most inventive and captivating writing. To bring this mythological drama to life, BEMF welcomes back two of our most beloved soloists: soprano Amanda Forsythe and baritone Jesse Blumberg. Rounding out the program will be a selection of Handel’s gorgeous early concerti grossi and his sublime Passacaglia from Terpsichore.

Handel scholar Ellen T. Harris will illuminate the brilliance of Handel's Apollo e Dafne in an engaging pre-concert talk beginning at 7pm.

Bach + One - Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra

BWV 6 - Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend warden
Felix Mendelssohn - Verleih uns Frieden
Mendelssohn - Prelude and Fugue in C Minor

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys & New York Baroque Inc.

Bach's St. John Passion

Dann Coakwell, evangelist
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Jay Carter, alto
Mark Bleeke, tenor
Andrew Padgett, bass
Daniel Hyde, conductor

New York Baroque Inc.

Alchemy: Air

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Suite from Platée
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault - Orphée
George Frideric Handel - Il delirio amoroso, HWV 99

featuring Teresa Wakim, soprano

May 2019

Handel + Haydn Society

Mozart Requiem

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Mozart: Requiem

Harry Christophers, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
H+H Orchestra and Chorus
Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Chamber Choir

Handel + Haydn Society

Mozart Requiem

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music
Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Bach: Singet dem Herrn
Mozart: Requiem

Harry Christophers, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
H+H Orchestra and Chorus
Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Chamber Choir

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Bach + One - Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra

BWV 10 - Meine Seel erhebt den Herren
John Taverner - Magnificat à 6

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

Piffaro and Ensemble Eos

Love, Lust, Life: Ce moys de May
Celebrate the joys, pleasures, and piquancies of Spring’s awakenings with Dufay’s delicious three-part setting Ce moys de May, as well as Jannequin’s chanson of the same title, together with lusty songs, sprightly dances, blissful ricercars of wistful melancholies, and battle pieces depicting love’s skirmishes.

June 2019

Piffaro and Sonnambula

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (1612)
Music from this famous 1612 compendium of over 300 dances, performed by combined forces of winds & strings, will set your toes to tapping!

Piffaro

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