Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor


Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
"The musicians [of the Venice Baroque Orchestra] attack their instruments with vigor, using all of the tools at their disposal to create a multisensory experience." —New York Times

Rival of Handel and teacher of Haydn and Farinelli, Nicola Porpora was a celebrated Neopolitan composer and singing teacher. The charismatic, impeccable, and award-winning Philippe Jaroussky (“you could hear Jaroussky’s luscious tones sail up from the stage below with heartrending precision, his often-naked voice rippling, diving, and soaring” - New York Times) makes his Chicago debut with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, one of Europe's premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance.

Supported by Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and Alliance Française


6:30 pm Pre-concert lecture with Martha Feldman, Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music and the Humanities

7:30 pm Concert Program
Porpora: Overture from Il Germanico
Porpora: Mira in cielo
              Si pietoso il tuo labbro (Semiramide riconosciuta)
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4
Handel: Mi lusinga il dolce affetto, from Alcina
Handel: Sta nell'ircana, from Alcina
Handel: Agitato da fiere tempeste, from Oreste 
Handel: Scherza infida, from Ariodante 
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1, HWV 319      
Porpora: Alto Giove (Polifemo - from autograph version)            
Porpora: Nell'  attendere il mio bene (Polifermo)


Venice Baroque Orchestra, Philippe Jaroussky (counter-tenor)


Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30pm


Mandel Hall


1131 East 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637

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$35 / $5 students

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