Christophers seemed indeed very much in his element, forging singers, orchestra, and soloists into one living, breathing organism. It would be hard to picture a more satisfying conclusion to these seasons of bicentennial programming.
he Handel and Haydn Society presents a special concert of music by black composers at the Museum of African American History on Thursday, May 5, at 7pm. Countertenor Reginald Mobley curates the program and leads members of the H+H Chorus.
Saul has it all, as demonstrated Friday night in Symphony Hall by the Handel and Haydn Society orchestra and chorus, with a cast of able singers.
When Handel wrote Saul in 1738, he could have expected their entire audience to be familiar with the story, taken from the First Book of Samuel. For today’s audience, here’s a plot synopsis of the dramatic oratorio.
Harry Christophers presents the H+H premiere of Handel Saul at Symphony Hall on April 29 and May 1. The dramatic oratorio tells the story of the jealousy, love, and madness that led to the downfall of the first king of Israel.
On April 8 and 10, H+H principal clarinetist Eric Hoeprich performs in Mozart and Beethoven: an intimate chamber program featuring Beethoven’s Septet and an arrangement of Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B-flat for clarinet and string trio. We spoke with him about the classical clarinet.