The Program

Out of darkness and chaos emerges the blazing music of Haydn’s Creation, the triumphal oratorio featuring a trio of archangel soloists, a chorus of jubilant angels, and William Christie’s superlative Les Arts Florissants. With text from the Bible and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Haydn jubilantly depicts the birth of the universe through the emergence of stormy seas, radiant sky, sprightly fauna, and awestruck humanity.

Sung in German with English supertitles

 

This performance is also part of Great Performers.

“Christie’s direction throughout is fleet and unaffected, with a natural rhythmic exuberance and an unerring ear for Haydn’s miraculous orchestral detail.”
– Gramophone

Venue and Accessibility

1941 Broadway
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    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

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Music 

The Creation

Les Arts Florissants
William Christie,
conductor

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall

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Sandrine Piau, soprano

Hugo Hymas, tenor

Alex Rosen, bass

Performance Details

  • Pre-concert lecture by Benjamin D. Sosland at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
    Pre-concert lecture by Benjamin D. Sosland at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
  • This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
    This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

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With the support of the American Friends of Les Arts Florissants

 

Performance length: Two hours and 10 minutes, including intermission