Music from the Baroque era stimulates the senses, lifts the spirits, and inspires faith in all things good. The evolution of everything in music—from the art of counterpoint to the invention of new forms—transformed Baroque composers into unstoppable creators as they experimented with new musical styles and combinations of instruments. In this opening concert, we’ll experience six trailblazing composers showing their skills in a colorful collection of instruments and ensembles.
This concert is preceded by a free afternoon Prelude Performance at 4 p.m. by the 2023 International Program artists.
Eternal Source of Light Divinefrom Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne for Soprano, Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo, HWV 74 (1713)
Let the Bright Seraphimfrom Samson for Soprano, Bassoon, Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo, HWV 57 (1741–42)
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Un pensiero voli in cielfrom Il delirio amoroso for Soprano, Flute, Strings, and Continuo, HWV 99 (1707)
Tickets: $75-$85 full price; $25 under age thirtybuy tickets