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NEC's Jordan Hall

Friday, Feb 27
8 PM
Saturday, Feb 28
8 PM
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J. S. Bach

St. John Passion

The well-known sacred oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach, will feature the stunning tenor John Mark Ainsley, whose performances of The Evangelist are renowned.

Featuring

  • John Mark Ainsleytenor as Evangelist

  • Andrew Garlandbaritone as Jesus

  • Mary Wilsonsoprano

  • Christopher Lowreycountertenor

  • Nicholas Phantenor

  • Jesse Blumbergbaritone

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Ainsley is the winner of The Munich Festival Prize and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic society Singer Award; with these performances, he will make his debut with Boston Baroque. Other featured soloists include baritone Andrew Garland as Jesus, soprano Mary Wilson, countertenor Christopher Lowrey, tenor Nicholas Phan and baritone Jesse Blumberg as Pilate.

Friday, February 27 at 6:30PM – Pre-Concert Discussion – Jordan Hall

The controversy about anti-semitism: A conversation hosted by WBUR’s Christopher Lydon.

Gain a deeper understanding of this important but controversial Bach masterpiece.

Panelists Include:

• Martin Pearlman
Music Director

• James Bernauer
Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College

• Deeana Klepper
Assoc. Professor of Religion at Boston University

• Robert Marshall
Eminent musicologist and Bach Scholar at Brandeis University

Venue Address

30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA

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NEC's Jordan Hall

Friday, Apr 24
7:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 25
7:30 PM
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George Frideric Handel

OPERA: Agrippina

Boston Baroque closes the season with Handel’s opera Agrippina featuring Metropolitan Opera rising star soprano Susanna Phillips in the title role and Australian sensation and much sought after countertenor David Hansen as Aggripina’s son Nerone.

Featuring

  • Susanna Phillipssoprano as Agrippina

  • David Hansencountertenor as Nerone

  • Amanda Forsythesoprano as Poppea

  • Marie Lenormandmezzo-soprano as Ottone

  • Kevin Deasbass-baritone as Claudius

  • Douglas Williamsbass-baritone as Pallante

  • Krista Rivermezzo-soprano as Narcissus

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Handel’s opera Agrippina is the story of Agrippina–the mother of Nero–and her plot to achieve the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius, her fourth husband, in order to install her son as emperor. It’s a story of passion, murder and the desire for power. Other key soloists include Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano as Ottone, Amanda Forsythe, soprano as Poppea, Kevin Deas, bass-baritone as Claudius and Douglas Williams as Pallante.

 

Venue Address

30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA

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