2018/2019 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Marais: Alcyone Suites
September 22nd, 2018: Beverly O'Neill Theater
September 23rd, 2018: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
Director: Gonzalo X. Ruiz
Gonzalo Ruiz pairs two masterpieces famous for their depiction of Mother Nature in all its glory. “The Four Seasons” presents Vivaldi's naturalistic masterpiece as you've never heard it before. From singing birds to babbling brooks and barking dogs, from summer storms to wintry winds, the seasons come alive in Gonzalo's new setting based on Vivaldi's own chamber concertos.
Marais’ Alcyone is filled with elegant dances and character pieces representing sailors, magicians, mythological beings, and of course, the famous storm at sea.
Total Eclipse—Music for Handel’s tenor, John Beard
November 10th, 2018: Beverly O'Neill Theater
November 11th, 2018: Thayer Hall, The Colburn School
Guest director: Stephen Stubbs
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
From the moment the young English tenor John Beard first performed with Handel in 1734, the composer began fashioning roles for him. This led to a new idea – the tenor as Oratorio’s leading man. Until this moment, sopranos and castrati dominated the operatic stage. As Handel invented and shaped the English Oratorio, and took advantage of John Beard’s special talents, he was able to compose pieces that, to this day, define the elements of this genre. With GRAMMY award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan, Musica Angelica creates a portrait of this historical character with some of Handel’s most glorious music under the artistic direction of GRAMMY winner Stephen Stubbs.
“From Heav'nly Harmony”
Music of Joy to Celebrate the Season
December 8th, 2018: Beverly O'Neill Theater
December 9th, 2018: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
Director: Martin Haselböck
Teresa Wakim, soprano - Thomas Cooley, tenor
Guest Choir: Long Beach Camerata
Martin Haselböck and Musica Angelica ring in the festive season with trumpets, oboes, strings, and voices! The performance kicks off with Corelli’s joyful Christmas Concerto, famed for its pastoral character. Soprano Teresa Wakim features in Bach’s famous cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen before being joined by tenor Thomas Cooley and the Long Beach Camerata for Handel’s exuberant Ode to Saint Caecilia.
The Playful Mozart
February 9th, 2019: Beverly O'Neill Theater
February 10th, 2019: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
Director: Martin Haselböck
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano - Ilia Korol, violin
Haselböck is the first conductor in Germany to have staged productions of the great Mozart operas using period instruments. He has long been renowned for his interpretations of both orchestral and operatic works of the Austrian genius, receiving the Mozart Prize by the City of Prague in 1991 for his production of Don Giovanni.
Martin Haselböck’s passion for this playful repertoire is evident as he directs a concert featuring star soprano Sherezade Panthaki, and concert master and concerto soloist Ilia Korol.
Roman Concerti Grossi
April 6th, 2019: Beverly O'Neill Theater
April 7th, 2019: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School
Director: Cynthia Roberts
Elicia Silverstein, violin
Featuring Musica Angelica concertmaster Cynthia Roberts along with special guest soloist Elicia Silverstein, this program explores the early days of the instrumental concerto in Rome. Reflecting the majesty of Roman Baroque art, with its emphasis on elements such as grandeur and chiaroscuro, the program explores the interplay between contrast -- dark and light, grandeur and intimacy -- in an exploration of the intersection between small-scale sonatas and grand concertos. Featuring music by Corelli and Muffat, well-known pioneers of the concerto grosso, as well as hidden gems by Montanari and Valentini.
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