SSO Chamber Series
The Glory Of Baroque
Victoria Concert Hall
From Gabrieli to Handel, take a trip with UK period instrument violinist Peter Hanson through the elegance and riches of the Baroque greats, whose genius is displayed in their rich writing for voice and instrument – for which they often treated one like the other.
A multitude of solos is key to the design of the concerto grosso, a compact instrumental showcase that the likes of Biber and Vivaldi developed to spectacular heights. Arias from Handel’s most popular oratorio, Messiah, are just a tiny sample of the vast treasure troves of Baroque musical drama. Purcell’s pioneering work setting English language theatre music, and the lively dance-operas of French Baroque master, Jean-Philippe Rameau, equally deserve your listening ear.
- 19 May, 10am | For Friends of the SSO and ticketholders
- Peter Hanson, violin/conductor
- Felicia Teo*, soprano
- SSO Musicians
Canzon XVI à 12 Ch.209
Battalia à 10 "Battle Symphony"
Overture to "La Forza delle Stelle"
Chacony in G minor, Z.730
“Then shall the eyes of the blind”* and
“He shall feed his flock”* from Messiah
“Tornami a vagheggiar”* from Alcina
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G major, Op.6
Concerto for Strings in G major, RV157
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major, Op.6
“Entreé de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
“Entrée Les Sauvages" and "Tendre amour"
from Les Indes galantes (plus 2 oboes, 2 flute and bassoon)
Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV 580
Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-flat major, Op.3
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