The Glory Of Baroque
SSO CHAMBER SERIES

The Glory Of Baroque

Schedule

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

Venue

Victoria Concert Hall

Featuring

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

Programme

(May 18)

Gabrieli Canzon XVI à 12 Ch.209

Biber Battalia à 10 "Battle Symphony"

Stradella Overture to "La forza delle stelle"

Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z.730

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 Two Violins in A minor, RV.522

Handel Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1

(May 19)

Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV.157

Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1

Rameau “Entreé de Polymnie” from Les Boréades

Rameau “Entrée: Les Sauvages" and "Tendre Amour" from Les Indes Galantes

Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins and Cello in B minor, RV.580

Handel Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3 No. 1

Programme Brochure

Programme Brochure

Programme

(May 18)

Gabrieli Canzon XVI à 12 Ch.209

Biber Battalia à 10 "Battle Symphony"

Stradella Overture to "La forza delle stelle"

Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z.730

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 Two Violins in A minor, RV.522

Handel Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1

(May 19)

Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV.157

Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1

Rameau “Entreé de Polymnie” from Les Boréades

Rameau “Entrée: Les Sauvages" and "Tendre Amour" from Les Indes Galantes

Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins and Cello in B minor, RV.580

Handel Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3 No. 1

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

Featuring

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

Standard Ticket:

  • $20