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The English Concert, Harry Bicket Director
Baroque Chamber Orchestra Works by Handel, Telemann and Purcell
Pre-Concert Talk by Steven Zohn, free to ticketholders at 7:00PM
When the Father of our country was born in 1732, Henry Purcell, alas, was long dead—but Georg Philipp Telemann was writing music in Hamburg, and George Frideric Handel was composing in London. The music of these three composers will be performed here by one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, the English Concert. The ensemble is acclaimed for its Handel interpretations, and its appearance on our series anchors the biennial American Handel Festival in Princeton in 2013. In the 1970s, this chamber orchestra, according to London’s Daily Telegraph, blazed the trail of “historically informed” performances of Handel and his baroque brethren. “Audiences were amazed to hear this music played on instruments appropriate to the period, and with a dancing kind of expressivity rather than a heavy, romantic one,” said the newspaper, a revolutionary approach that George Washington surely would have related to.
$40, $30, $30 General $10, $5 Student
For more information visit http://princetonuniversityconcerts.org
|Where||Richardson Auditorium 68 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542|
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|Time||8:00 pm–10:00 pm|
More About Richardson Auditorium
Richardson Auditorium is a performance venue for Princeton University at Alexander Hall. It hosts orchestras, quartets, piano trios, glee clubs, chamber choirs, festivals and other musical performances, both university and non-university affiliated.