MESSIAH IN MUSIC AND ART: A New Concert Experience

February 22, 2020

Overview

You’re invited to be one of the first to experience perhaps the world’s most beloved piece of music in a fresh, new way. In this first-ever pilot performance, an ensemble of H+H musicians will perform highlights from Handel’s musical masterpiece Messiah, as treasures of visual art by Rembrandt, Rubens, Dürer, El Greco, Blake, Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, LeWitt, and more, are synchronized with the music and projected above the stage. It’s a bold new take on the Messiah experience — and afterward, we want to know what you think of this unique marriage of music and art.

This pilot performance will last approximately 60 minutes. You will enjoy this intimate ensemble performing on period instruments, which reveals the inner workings of Handel’s genius in a way not apparent when performed by large orchestras. You will be a true insider, co-creating a brand new artistic experience. Everyone attending the concert will receive an online survey, to tell us what you thought and help refine the next version of Messiah in Music and Art.

And we’re offering you free tickets to this experimental experience because we want your help in making it even better. Sign up today!

Location

MIT's Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge)

Dates

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00PM

Tickets

Free Admission

Music

Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah

Performed by

Members of the H+H Orchestra and Chorus

 

If any full-time student completes their post-concert Visual Messiah survey, they can receive a promo code for two free tickets to a future Friday evening performance of H+H. Free student ticket offer is not valid on prior purchases. Offer is subject to ticket availability. Offer cannot be combined with other offers. Offer available to recruited full time students ages 18-30. These future free concert Student tickets are valid for sections B, C, and D, and will be automatically held at Will Call for pick up at the venue’s Box Office beginning 90 minutes prior to the performance. Students will need to present a valid student ID to claim their ticket.


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