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SSO Chamber Series

The Glory Of Baroque

Schedule

Fri / 18 May 2018 / 7:30PM
Sat / 19 May 2018 / 7:30PM

Venue

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.

Open Rehearsal:

  • 19 May, 10am | For Friends of the SSO and ticketholders

 

Standard Ticket:

  • $20

Priority sales:

  • 22 May 17 | Public sales: 25 May 17

Featuring

  • Peter Hanson, violin/ conductor
  • Felicia Teo*, soprano
  • SSO Musicians

Programme

May 18

  • GABRIELLI
    Canzona 16 à 12 Ch.209
  • BIBER
    Battle Symphony
  • STRADELLA
    String Overture “Avanti il Davone”
  • PURCELL
    Chaconne from King Arthur Z. 628
  • HANDEL
    “Rejoice Greatly”*,
    “Then shall the eyes of the blind”* and
    “He shall feed his flock”* from Messiah
  • HANDEL
    “Tornami a Vagheggiar”* from Alcina
  • VIVALDI
    Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522
  • HANDEL
    Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G major, Op.6

May 19

  • VIVALDI
    Sinfonia for Strings in G major, RV146
  • CORELLI
    Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major, Op.6
  • RAMEAU
    “Entreé de Polymnie” from Les Boréades
  • RAMEAU
    “Entreé les Sauvages" and "Tendre amour"
    from Les Indes Galantes (plus 2 oboes, 2 flute and bassoon)
  • VIVALDI
    Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV580
  • HANDEL
    Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B-flat major, Op.3
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