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 

GIOVANNI GABRIELI 
Canzona 16 à 12 Ch.209 

BIBER 
Battle Symphony 

STRADELLA 
String Overture “Avanti il Davone” 

PURCELL 
Chaconne from King Arthur 

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 

HANDEL
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 in G major

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