Period instrument ensemble Figure’s semi-staging of an abridged version of Serse was full of good ideas and strong singing
An examination of the psychology of power, Tamerlano, first performed in 1724, is one of Handel’s greatest operas, and arguably his darkest. We know its title character better in English as Tamburlaine the Great, the central Asian warlord and emperor, whose life and career were famously dramatised by Christopher Marlowe. Here, as in the play, Tamerlano has overcome the Ottoman empire, but in place of Marlowe’s violent militarist, Handel gives us an unnerving portrait of a sadistic psychopath, playing lethal mind games with his unwanted fiancee, Irene, and also with the deposed Ottoman emperor, Bajazet; the latter’s daughter, Asteria; and Andronico, Asteria’s lover and one of Tamerlano’s unwilling political allies.
The Handel and Haydn Society has announced the 2022 Youth Choruses Scholarship Award Recipients. “We are immensely proud of the skill and dedication on display in our Youth Choruses every year. These talented young adults have performed side-by-side with the H+H Chorus, shinning in historically informed performances at Symphony Hall, the Hatch Shell, and Fenway Park,” said David Snead, President, and CEO of H+H in an official press statement made by the company. “The H+H Education Committee has done an incredible job selecting these very deserving honorees.”
(Boston May 27, 2022) Recognizing a high degree of achievement in and a commitment to vocal arts, the Handel and Haydn Society announced the recipients of the 2022 Youth Choruses Scholarship Awards. Presented annually by the H H Education Committee, six musicians who are members or alumni of the Youth Choruses are awarded scholarships between $1,000 and $3,000.
The latest episode of Open Studio with Jared Bowen features the Brandywine Workshop and Archives exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums. Bowen also sits down with Melissa Etheridge to discuss her new album, "One Way Out." Christopher V. Edwards of Actors' Shakespeare Project talks about their staging of "The Bomb-itty of Errors," and GBH's Arun Rath gives us a behind the scenes a look at the staging of Handel's "Amadigi di Gaula."
Productions of operas by George Frideric Handel are a rarity in South Florida. Florida Grand Opera made an effort to rectify that situation with a brilliant, highly creative staging of Agrippina, which opened Saturday night at Scottish Rite Temple. Dating from 1709 with a sardonic libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimari,...
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Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is coming to Mayfield Heights in June. Planned for 1249 SOM Center Road, the shop specializes in frozen treats made fresh daily at each of its locations. With over 100 flavors, ice cream and yogurt can be served in cones and dishes, Handel pops, sundaes, shakes or Hurricanes, a blended ice cream treat with toppings mixed in. The locations also serve their frozen treats in take-home pints and quarts.
(Boston May 12, 2022) – The Handel and Haydn Society announces its 208th consecutive season, the most of any performing arts organization in the country. The 2022-23 season features masterpieces from Bach to Beethoven, plus eight H H premieres including its first-ever complete performances of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. H H will also perform the world premiere of Crossing the Deep, an innovative concert program exploring the connections and shared themes used by classical European composers and enslaved Africans that created a new art form, the American Spiritual.
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Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present a reimagined version of composer George Frideric Handel’s pastoral opera, Acis and Galatea, from May 5 - 8 and May 12 – 15 in the Varner Studio Theatre on OU campus. “Acis and Galatea is Handel’s most...
Augustana College's Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island IL. For the first time in years, local audiences will again be treated to one of the most awe-inspiring compositions in music history when the Augustana College Department of Music presents its May 1 concert event Handel's Messiah, with the legendary classical piece performed in Centennial Hall by the Augustana Oratorio Society and featured soloists Joseph Barron, Jesse Darden, Kelly Hill, and Emily Truckenbrod.
It is not surprising that the Camerata Pacifica's 2021-22 season will be somewhat truncated (pre-pandemic seasons regularly included a May program, and often one in early June). Indeed, it is spectacularly heroic of the Camerata — and our other performing arts organizations — to have any season at all.
Next weekend, central Ohio classical music lovers will have a reason to exclaim “Hallelujah!”. Next Sunday at the McCoy Center for the Arts, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform George Frideric Handel’s beloved oratorio “Messiah” — known by music fans and casual listeners alike for its joyous, thrilling “Hallelujah Chorus” section.
When something continues for 75 years there has to be a reason. In the case of the First Presbyterian Church's "Messiah" performance, the reasons are the quality of the presentation, its constant enduring appeal and the love of being a part of ministry in music. Together, Max and Ava Kreutz...
[Boston March 29, 2022] The Handel and Haydn Society will honor Artistic Director Harry Christophers at its 2022 Gala. The celebration will be a special sendoff for Christophers as the Gala will be the last public event for him as Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society. Christophers is stepping down after 13 seasons. The evening will be held at Symphony Hall, Boston, on Monday, May 9, 2022, beginning at 6:30 PM. It will include cocktails and dinner, and will feature musical performances by the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus and the H H Youth Choruses.
Tonight -- Friday the 25th, beginning at 7pm -- Tulsa Chorale presents Handel's majestic "Israel in Egypt" at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa. The performance will feature Dr. Tim Sharp as conductor, organists Vicki Smith and Cathy Venable, soloists Dr. Kim Childs and Emma Jane Sharp, and members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Our guest is Dr. Sharp, who tells us about tonight's production, reminding us that George Frederic Handel created this epic work a few years before his now-far-more-famous "Messiah." This concert will actually be Dr. Sharp's last with Tulsa Chorale; he's led the collective (formerly known as Tulsa Oratorio Chorus) since 2009. For more on this concert, including how to get tickets, please go here.