Program

George Frideric Handel

Opera arias and duets

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater, P. 77

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Dominique Labelle, Soprano
Daniel Taylor, Countertenor

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, location TBA


Vocal fireworks

Based on a medieval poem honoring the suffering of Mary, the Stabat Mater pulls at listeners’ innermost heartstrings through operatic expressivity. It’s a masterpiece of sacred music and the most frequently printed single work in the 18th century. Paired with favorite arias and duets from Handel’s beloved operas, this concert is not to be missed.

This concert is made possible in part by the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

 


Ensemble

Violin I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Joanna Becker
Hannah Watson
Gabriel Maffuz-Anker

 

Violin II

Oleg Sulyga
Andrés González
Eugeniu Cheremoush
Rachel Shepard

 

*Juilliard Fellow

Viola

Yvonne Smith
Matthew Carrington

 

Cello

Beiliang Zhu
Keiran Campbell*

 

Bass

Deborah Dunham

 

Bassoon

Nate Helgeson

 

Theorbo

Paul Morton

 

Harpsichord/Organ

Mario Aschauer


 

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