Handel

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.

Airs Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. On the final concert from the San Francisco Symphony this season, violinist Alexander Barantschik takes the podium to lead the orchestra in three of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti; his concerto No. 1 in F, the concerto No. 4 in G, and the concerto No. 5 in D. The concert will also feature Handel's Water Music Suite No. 2 in D and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.

Airs Monday, March 10 at 11 a.m.  This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Jane Glover takes the podium for a masterpieces of the baroque concert featuring Handel's Water Music and his music for the Royal Fireworks. We'll also hear CPE Bach's Symphony in G Major, the Orchestra suite No. 34 in D by JS Bach and three of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti. Join us for a Baroque Spectacular this week on the San Francisco Symphony.

Airs Monday, December 23 at 1 p.m. The Valparaiso University invites you, once again, to their Christmas Concert, “A Carol Festival”.  This concert features over 200 musicians in spectacular Christmas celebration, and will include the Valparaiso University Chorale, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Concert Band. Some of the music to be performed includes portions of Handel’s Messiah, works by Benjamin Britten and John Rutter’s Gloria, Emmanuel Variants by Robert Foster for Band, Hymn to the Nativity by Brammeier, along with other traditional Christmas selections. Conductors to include Christopher M. Cock, Chorale and Men's Choir; Maura Janton Cock, Women's Choir; Dennis Friesen-Carper, symphony orchestra; and Jeffrey Scott Doebler, Chamber Concert Band. A tradition on campus for over 80 years, the Valparaiso University Christmas Concert will celebrate the holiday season in the Chapel of the Resurrection. 

Airs Friday, December 20 at 12 noon. No holiday season is complete without Handel’s stunning oratorio, and one of Boston's most cherished holiday traditions: Music Director Harry Christophers leads the Handel & Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra, Chorus, and internationally-acclaimed soloists in Handel's dramatic masterwork, in the acoustic splendor of Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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