A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

DEC 15 + 18

Overview

With conductor Jonathan Cohen, just named H+H’s new Artistic Director beginning in 2023!

Our musical gift for the holidays is sure to brighten your spirits with the joy of the season: Bach’s exhilarating cantata—a partnership of soprano and solo trumpet in friendly “rivalry,” enlivened by H+H’s period instruments—ends in a spectacular fugue on the word “Alleluia”; tours-de-force for soprano Robin Johannsen: Silete Venti, in which her opening words quite literally silence turbulent instrumental forces; and a heavenly Gloria. Plus Handel’s Concerto grosso and the H+H premiere of the lively Simphonie by much-admired Bach contemporary Jan Zelenka.

Just added, December 15 only: Jonathan Cohen will join H+H President and CEO David Snead for a Q+A on stage immediately following the performance, where he’ll answer your questions about the concert, the art of conducting, and his vision for H+H.

Location

New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

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Dates

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 7:30PM
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 3:00PM

Music

Zelenka: Sinfonia a 8 concertanti in A Minor
Handel: Silete venti (“Be Silent, Winds”)
Handel: Gloria
Handel: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 3, No. 4
J.S. Bach: Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (“Exult in God in all Lands”)

Vierdanck: Ich verkündige euch große Freude
Featuring the H+H Youth Choruses Concert Choir
Dr. Jennifer Kane, conductor

Performed by

Jonathan Cohen, conductor
Robin Johannsen, soprano
H+H Orchestra

Concert Length

The concert runs 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.

Program Book

Read all about this concert’s music and musicians in the program book.
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Listen

J.S. Bach: Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Ian Watson, director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Handel and Haydn Society

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