Moving from anguish to exultation, the unparalleled period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir present a stirring program of Baroque masterworks. Featuring radiant soloists, including “ravishing” countertenor Iestyn Davies (Guardian, U.K.), this concert begins with Pergolesi’s exquisite Stabat Mater, a profoundly moving portrait of a mother’s agony resolving in melodic grace. The second half emerges from the depths with Vivaldi’s joyful Gloria, an exuberant hymn of praise.
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Vivaldi: Gloria in D major
This concert is also part of Great Performers.
“A performance of slow-burning, propulsive energy.”– Guardian (U.K.)
“Iestyn Davies sings with rapturous virtuosity and uncanny beauty.”– Independent (U.K.)
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Pre-Concert LectureFREE for Ticket Holders
Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Benjamin D. Sosland at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Jonathan Cohen, conductor and harpsichord
Katherine Watson, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Sung in Latin with English supertitles
90 minutes, including intermission
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