Handel Samson
May 2 + 4, 2014

Handel’s dramatic oratorio, Samson, features epic instrumental color and sumptuous vocal writing that showcases Handel’s virtuosity. For this stunning season finale, Harry Christophers is joined by an international cast of exceptional singers alongside the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus. Premiered by H+H in US in 1845, the oratorio tells the well-known Biblical story of the imprisoned hero who falls powerless after his wife, Dalila, cuts off his hair.

Harry Christophersconductor

Joshua Ellicotttenor (Samson)
Joélle Harveysoprano (Dalila)
Catherine Wyn-Rogersalto (Micah)
Matthew Brookbass-baritone (Manoah)
Dashon Burtonbass-baritone (Harapha)
Stefan Reedtenor (messenger)
Sonja DuToit Tengbladsoprano (Israelitish woman)

Period Instrument Orchestra
and Chorus


Friday May 2, 7.30pm, at Symphony Hall
Sunday May 4, 3pm, at Symphony Hall

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Pre-concert Conversations

One hour before the start of each performance in Symphony Hall’s Higginson Hall.