Bach & Handel

Revisit a time when high male voices were worshipped like rock stars and the chorus was the foundation of devotional life. Works from the church, the theater and the Royal court celebrate the incomparable gifts of Bach and Handel.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 24 Feb (Fri) 2017 8:00PM
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  • 25 Feb (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Wine tastings begin at 6:30pm in the Grand Lobby. Just $10 for four pours.

Running time

1 hour, 25 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 min prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Pablo Rus Broseta

Conductor

Pablo Rus Broseta studied composition and saxophone at the Conservatory of his native Valencia, carrying out further studies in conducting in Lyon, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Universität der Künste Berlin.

Reginald Mobley

Countertenor

Countertenor Reginald Mobley fully intended to speak his art through watercolors and oil pastels until circumstance demanded that his own voice should speak for itself. Since reducing his visual color palette to the black and white of a score, he has endeavored to open a wider spectrum onstage.

Martin Rothwell

Baritone

Lyric baritone Martin Rothwell has been performing since 1992, when he joined the Northwest Boychoir in Seattle.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Jean-Philippe Rameau

Suite from Naïs

George Frideric Handel

Aria: “Fammi combattere mostri e tifei” from Orlando

J.S. Bach

Aria: “Widerstehe doch der Sunde” from Cantata No. 54

J.S. Bach

“Agnus Dei” from Mass in B minor

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Selections from Le bourgeois gentilhomme

George Frideric Handel

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne