Oct
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Handel + Haydn Society: Beethoven Ninth Symphony

A magnificent opening! Experience Beethoven’s masterpiece­­­—with its exhilarating “Ode to Joy”—for the first time on our season in 14 years. And with H+H’s acclaimed orchestra performing on the instruments he wrote for, you’ll hear the majesty of this music just as Beethoven intended.

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Haydn: Symphony No. 104, London
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral

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Oct
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

Handel + Haydn Society: Beethoven Ninth Symphony

A magnificent opening! Experience Beethoven’s masterpiece­­­—with its exhilarating “Ode to Joy”—for the first time on our season in 14 years. And with H+H’s acclaimed orchestra performing on the instruments he wrote for, you’ll hear the majesty of this music just as Beethoven intended.

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

Haydn: Symphony No. 104, London
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral

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Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Boston Baroque: Mozart Requiem

The drama and mystery of Mozart’s Requiem, one of his best known and most beloved works, opens Boston Baroque’s season with a cast of our audience’s favorite soloists including Boston favorite soprano Amanda Forsythe. Joining on the all-Mozart program are his joyful concert aria Exsultate, Jubilate and sweeping Symphony No. 40.

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Oct
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Boston Baroque: Mozart Requiem

The drama and mystery of Mozart’s Requiem, one of his best known and most beloved works, opens Boston Baroque’s season with a cast of our audience’s favorite soloists including Boston favorite soprano Amanda Forsythe. Joining on the all-Mozart program are his joyful concert aria Exsultate, Jubilate and sweeping Symphony No. 40.

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Dec
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Boston Baroque: Messiah

“Striving for a fresh Messiah year after year” says the Boston Globe. This annual tradition will feature soprano Ava Pine, Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy (in her Boston Baroque debut), tenor Aaron Sheehan and baritone Stephen Powell, alongside the Grammy nominated Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. Conducted by Martin Pearlman, Music Director.

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Dec
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Boston Baroque: Messiah

“Striving for a fresh Messiah year after year” says the Boston Globe. This annual tradition will feature soprano Ava Pine, Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy (in her Boston Baroque debut), tenor Aaron Sheehan and baritone Stephen Powell, alongside the Grammy nominated Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. Conducted by Martin Pearlman, Music Director.

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Apr
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Boston Baroque: Beethoven Fidelio

Beethoven’s opera is a compelling story of political oppression, the fight for justice, and the triumph of love. A Boston Baroque premiere featuring an internationally renowned cast that includes Metropolitan Opera singers, tenor William Burden and soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, in Boston’s first-ever period instrument performance of this work.

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Apr
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Boston Baroque: Beethoven Fidelio

Beethoven’s opera is a compelling story of political oppression, the fight for justice, and the triumph of love. A Boston Baroque premiere featuring an internationally renowned cast that includes Metropolitan Opera singers, tenor William Burden and soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, in Boston’s first-ever period instrument performance of this work.

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Apr
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

A Far Cry: Fresco

featuring Sonja Tengblad, soprano, and Bradford Gleim, baritone

Included in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a mid-16th century Neapolitan fresco depicting singers and instrumentalists crowding through a window. At this time in Naples, the world's first conservatories of music were being founded, sparking the development of opera and propagating formal musical training throughout the western world. AFC’s “Fresco” looks through this prism, at works by revered teachers (Scarlatti and Porpora), precocious pupils (Rossini), and Berio’s Violin Duos, meant to be shared by student and master. AFC will also proudly present the winning entry from its inaugural Young Composers Competition.

 

Program

Alessandro Scarlatti

Sinfonia from La caduta de’ Decemviri

Luciano Berio

Selections from Duetti per due Violini

New work by winner of AFC’s first Young Composers Competition

Gioachino Rossini

String Sonata No. 3 in C Major

Nicola Porpora

Calcante ed Achille

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Apr
29
1:30pm 1:30pm

A Far Cry: Fresco

featuring Sonja Tengblad, soprano, and Bradford Gleim, baritone

Included in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a mid-16th century Neapolitan fresco depicting singers and instrumentalists crowding through a window. At this time in Naples, the world's first conservatories of music were being founded, sparking the development of opera and propagating formal musical training throughout the western world. AFC’s “Fresco” looks through this prism, at works by revered teachers (Scarlatti and Porpora), precocious pupils (Rossini), and Berio’s Violin Duos, meant to be shared by student and master. AFC will also proudly present the winning entry from its inaugural Young Composers Competition.

 

Program

Alessandro Scarlatti

Sinfonia from La caduta de’ Decemviri

Luciano Berio

Selections from Duetti per due Violini

New work by winner of AFC’s first Young Composers Competition

Gioachino Rossini

String Sonata No. 3 in C Major

Nicola Porpora

Calcante ed Achille

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Jun
2
3:30pm 3:30pm

MIT Music and Theater Arts - Music of Charles Shadle

MIT Music and Theater Arts

In conjunction with

The New England Chapter of the Music Library Association

Presents

Music by Charles Shadle

 

THREE SOUTHERN FABLES (2017)

How the ‘Possum Lost His Tail-Feathers

Madame Moonbeam and the Bootlegger’s Handsome Son

How Granny Folsom Got the Rural Electrification

Anne Black, Viola & Kathy Matasy, Clarinet

 

EINSTEIN AND MUSIC (2016)

Concert Aria for Baritone and Piano (Words by Albert Einstein, adapted and arranged by Michael Ouellette)

Bradford Gleim, Baritone & Charles Shadle, Piano

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May
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cut Circle - To Love Another

Cut Circle Renaissance Vocal Ensemble makes a rare performance on the Princeton University Campus in a program of gems by Josquin des Prez, Johannes Ockeghem, Antoine Busnoys, and Guillaume Du Fay. 

Funding has been provided by the Music Department, Program in Medieval Studies, and the Department of Art & Archaeology. 

FREE and open to the public. No tickets required.

Location: University Chapel

Date/Time: 05/05/17 at 8:00 pm - 05/05/17 at 10:00 pm

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Mar
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony"

  • 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive Portsmouth, NH, 03801 United States (map)
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The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra invites you to help us usher in the spring season in a big, big way. We are proud to present the most iconic musical works by one of the most beloved composers of all time, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The PSO will be joined by Portsmouth Pro Musica and local soloists to proudly present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to you. Get your tickets early for this concert that is sure to sell out.

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Mar
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony"

  • 50 Andrew Jarvis Drive Portsmouth, NH, 03801 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra invites you to help us usher in the spring season in a big, big way. We are proud to present the most iconic musical works by one of the most beloved composers of all time, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The PSO will be joined by Portsmouth Pro Musica and local soloists to proudly present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to you. Get your tickets early for this concert that is sure to sell out.

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Dec
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Handel and Haydn Society - Bach Christmas

H+H’s beloved holiday tradition returns with these sparkling Baroque delights written for the season, performed with the authenticity and verve that only H+H’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus can bring.

J.S. Bach: Cantata 10, Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
J.S. Bach: Cantata V from Christmas Oratorio
Telemann: Sinfonia spirituosa
Graupner: Die Nacht ist vergangen
J.S. Bach: Cantata 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

 

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Dec
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Handel + Haydn Society - Bach Christmas

H+H’s beloved holiday tradition returns with these sparkling Baroque delights written for the season, performed with the authenticity and verve that only H+H’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus can bring.

J.S. Bach: Cantata 10, Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
J.S. Bach: Cantata V from Christmas Oratorio
Telemann: Sinfonia spirituosa
Graupner: Die Nacht ist vergangen
J.S. Bach: Cantata 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

 

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Nov
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Henry Purcell Society of Boston - Purcell's "King Arthur"

In what has been called “a 17th century ‘Game of Thrones’ ” by Leed’s scholar Stephen Basdeo, Henry Purcell’s sumptuous Baroque musical masque accompanying John Dryden’s fantasy tale of enchantment, war, and liberation is celebrated still as one of the triumphs of English Restoration art and culture.  Premiered in 1691 for the regents William and Mary, the Poets’ Theatre teams up with the musicians of the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, and Arcadia Players period orchestra to present a rich baroque pageant of alternating dramatic scenes and ravishing music. 


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Nov
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Henry Purcell Society of Boston - Purcell's "King Arthur"

In what has been called “a 17th century ‘Game of Thrones’ ” by Leed’s scholar Stephen Basdeo, Henry Purcell’s sumptuous Baroque musical masque accompanying John Dryden’s fantasy tale of enchantment, war, and liberation is celebrated still as one of the triumphs of English Restoration art and culture.  Premiered in 1691 for the regents William and Mary, the Poets’ Theatre teams up with the musicians of the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, and Arcadia Players period orchestra to present a rich baroque pageant of alternating dramatic scenes and ravishing music. 


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Oct
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Boston Baroque - Bach's "B Minor Mass"

Boston Baroque’s versatile orchestra and chorus will shine in Bach’s enduring sacred masterpiece. A cast of stellar soloists is joined by American countertenor David Daniels, praised by The New York Times as “the most acclaimed countertenor of the day, perhaps the best ever,” and named among the Top Ten Trailblazers in classical music by Gramophone magazine. All under the music direction of Martin Pearlman.

 

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Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Boston Baroque - Bach's "Mass in B Minor"

Boston Baroque’s versatile orchestra and chorus will shine in Bach’s enduring sacred masterpiece. A cast of stellar soloists is joined by American countertenor David Daniels, praised by The New York Times as “the most acclaimed countertenor of the day, perhaps the best ever,” and named among the Top Ten Trailblazers in classical music by Gramophone magazine.


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Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cape Cod Symphony's Nth Degree - Ravel's "Chansons Madécasses"

NTH DEGREE, THE NEW FORCE IN CHAMBER MUSIC

Nth Degree is back for a third season with “The Revolutionaries” - a musical tribute to the world’s most revolutionary composers and the pieces they were inspired to write during tumultuous times. This season, the powerful musicians of Nth Degree will once again push the parameters of traditional chamber music. Witness Cape Symphony principal musicians – and many equally talented guest artists - paint a poignant picture of history through the eyes of the world’s musical historians. 

 

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Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cape Cod Symphony's Nth Degree - Ravel's "Chansons Madécasses"

NTH DEGREE, THE NEW FORCE IN CHAMBER MUSIC

Nth Degree is back for a third season with “The Revolutionaries” - a musical tribute to the world’s most revolutionary composers and the pieces they were inspired to write during tumultuous times. This season, the powerful musicians of Nth Degree will once again push the parameters of traditional chamber music. Witness Cape Symphony principal musicians – and many equally talented guest artists - paint a poignant picture of history through the eyes of the world’s musical historians. 

 

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Mar
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Metropolitan Chorale - RV Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem unites Walt Whitman's eloquent poetry depicting the horrors of the Civil War and merges it with a plea for peace of the Second World War in a lush and deeply moving score for orchestra, chorus, baritone and soprano soloist. Bradford Gleim will be the featured soloist in this performance.

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Mar
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Metropolitan Chorale - RV Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem"

Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem unites Walt Whitman's eloquent poetry depicting the horrors of the Civil War and merges it with a plea for peace of the Second World War in a lush and deeply moving score for orchestra, chorus, baritone and soprano soloist. Bradford Gleim will be the featured soloist in this performance.

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Mar
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

Handel + Haydn Society - Bach's "St. John Passion"

No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John Passion is a musical monument that never fails to move the listener.

Harry Christophers, conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor (Evangelist and arias)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Jesus and arias)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto

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Mar
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Handel + Haydn Society - Bach's "St. John Passion"

No composer ever expressed such aching sorrow or ever captured the agony of the crucifixion as did Johann Sebastian Bach. With emotional intimacy and dramatic power, Bach’s St. John Passion is a musical monument that never fails to move the listener.

Harry Christophers, conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor (Evangelist and arias)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Jesus and arias)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Emily Marvosh, contralto

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Feb
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Handel + Haydn Society - The Library of Congress

The Handel and Haydn Society’s Bicentennial celebration continues with the world premiere of My Angel, His Name is Freedom by award-winning American composer Gabriela Lena Frank. It is music based on the Ralph Waldo Emerson poem Boston Hymn, scored for strings and SATB chorus.

The piece is a co-commission with the Library of Congress, where it will receive its D.C. debut on February 20, 2016 with Christophers conducting.

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Dec
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Handel + Haydn Society - "Bach Christmas"

"The chorus's sumptuous tone and right-on tuning was delight to the ear," declared Boston Classical Review of the 2014 Bach Christmas program.  This year, Laurence Cummings and the H+H Chorus celebrate the season with a trio of Bach holiday cantatas, including the beloved "BWV 140: Sleepers Awake" which will feature Bradford Gleim as baritone soloist.

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