SSO Chamber Series: The Glory of Baroque

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Date: Friday, 18 May to Sunday, 29 Apr

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

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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 ticket-holders

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

Canzona 16 à 12 Ch.209 

Battle Symphony 

String Overture “Avanti il Davone” 

Chaconne from King Arthur 

“Rejoice Greatly”, 
“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 

Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 in G major