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NEC's Jordan Hall

Friday, Dec 12
7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 13
7:30 PM
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George Frideric Handel

Messiah

Once again the 2014 holiday season will be accentuated by Boston Baroque’s acclaimed period-instrument performances of Handel’s Messiah at Jordan Hall.

Featuring

  • Sherezade Panthakisoprano

  • Ann McMahon Quinteromezzo-soprano

  • William Burdentenor

  • Dashon Burtonbass-baritone

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Featured soloists will include the Boston Baroque debuts by soprano Sherezade Panthaki and bass-baritone Dashon Burton alongside returning artists mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor William Burden.

Venue Address

30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA

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Sanders Theatre – Harvard University, Cambridge

Wednesday, Dec 31
8 PM
Thursday, Jan 1
3 PM
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Domenico Cimarosa

Il maestro di cappella

W.A. Mozart

Arias and Duets

An annual tradition complete with chocolates and champagne! Sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.

Featuring

  • Andrew Garlandbaritone

  • Sara Heatonsoprano

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will again be festive occasions at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre in Cambridge when Music Director Martin Pearlman, who loves to mix a little comedic expression with his love of the Baroque, presents the Italian one-act opera, Domenico Cimarosa’s Il maestro di cappella–often loosely translated as “The Music Director.”An amusing “monodrama” that will feature Greater Boston’s highly-regarded baritone, Andrew Garland, Il maestro de cappella is a one-act comic opera, written around 1772, which portrays a pompous conductor who constantly finds himself in conflict with the members of his orchestra.  Also featured on the New Year’s programs will be Mozart duets and arias, featuring soprano Sara Heaton and baritone Andrew Garland.

Venue Address

45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

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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.

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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