Handel

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Airs Friday, May 13, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Bach Collegium Japan takes the stage with music by Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. Masaaki Suzuki conducts from the Harpsichord with soprano Joanne Lunn featured in two Bach Cantatas. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host with special guest John Hockenberry.

Program:

Airs Monday, December 21, at 1 p.m. Now an acclaimed CD, Jeannette Sorrell’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has inspired audiences across the country on many national radio broadcasts. Taking their cue from Handel’s original conception of the piece as theatrical entertainment, Sorrell and her actor-singers take the listeners on a spiritual and emotional journey.

Airs Monday, December 22 at 11 a.m.
The The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the season with a performance of Handel's Messiah. Betsy Burleigh conducts the orchestra, soloists and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh at Heinz Hall. 

Arcangelo

Airs Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m. Archangelo is one of the newest Baroque ensembles in performance today featuring Jonathan Cohen is the founder and conductor as well as cellist and for this program he will also be featured on the Harpsichord. He is joined by solo violinist Alina Ibragimova, as well as soprano Katherine Watson, and baritone Nikolay Borchev. The will present J.S. Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor (BWV 1041), J. Christoph Bach's "Mein Freund ist mein" from the Cantata "Meine Freundin, du bist schön," Handel's Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10; and Handel's Apollo e Dafne. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will be your host for this presentation from Carnegie Hall Live.

Airs Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Early-music specialist Harry Bicket returns to Carnegie Hall with The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project—the rarely heard oratorio Theodora. Featuring some of the composer’s most glorious music, this tragic work depicts the self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard, sung here by vocal greats Dorothea Röschmann and David Daniels. This deeply moving oratorio serves as a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and an indictment of persecution, topics that still resonate with audiences today.

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