George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 5, HWV 323
"Note Cara" from Ottone, re di Germania, HWV 15
"Se il cor ti perde" from Tolomeo, HWV 25
"Caro! Bella!" from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Stabat Mater, P. 77
Antoine Plante, Conductor
Dominique Labelle, Soprano
Daniel Taylor, Countertenor
1 hr 45 min, with intermission
7:15pm, location TBA
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.
Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster