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Feeling HIP? Get to Know the Baroque String Instruments

By John Tamilio III, Ph.D. The Handel and Haydn Society has been a leading player in the Boston music scene for over 200 years, but for the past four decades—since the arrival of former Artistic Director Christopher Hogwood in 1986—it has been in the vanguard of ensuring the early music capital of North America has …

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Q+A with Dr. Ellen Harris: Revisiting Handel as Orpheus

Dr. Ellen Harris didn’t plan on writing a book about homosexual subtext in George Frideric Handel’s chamber cantatas. But as one of the foremost Handel scholars in the world—Dr. Harris is the Class of 1949 Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the current President of the Handel House Foundation of America—she had …

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Q+A with Derek Tam and Addi Liu: The “Chinese Baroque”

What does “Chinese Baroque” music sound like? According to conductor and keyboardist Derek Tam and doctoral researcher and violinist Addi Liu (both experts in the field of early music), we don’t necessarily know—but it’s worth imagining. Their research focuses on musical exchanges and misunderstandings between Chinese and European people from the late 16th century to …

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Q+A with Anthony Trecek-King, Resident Conductor

When conductor Dr. Anthony Trecek-King learned that Handel had ties to the North Atlantic slave trade, the next step seemed obvious: He wanted to create an immersive concert experience that explored that history and that, above all else, asked H+H audiences to “think and feel.” Now, he’s bringing Crossing the Deep to Boston this June, …

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Q+A with Ben Bliss, Tenor

Tenor Ben Bliss has been singing J.S. Bach since the days of high school choir back home in the Kansas City suburbs. Now, he travels the world bringing Baroque and Classical music to life with a voice hailed by Première Loge as “close to the ideal.” After making his debut with H+H at our 169th …

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H+H at Cary Hall (Lexington, MA)

Listen and marvel as the period instrument virtuosi of H+H perform a program of baroque trio sonatas by Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel, revealing the music’s original freshness and vitality and a creativity that inspires all ages. This concert has been rescheduled to April 21 at 8:00pm.

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