Handel and Haydn Society

Saturday, April 5, 2014

3 pm
Hannaford Hall, USM Portland

Tickets: $40
Members: $36
Student Deal: $10

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NOTE: Member and Student Deal tickets are not available online. To purchase these tickets, call PortTIX at 207.842.0800 or visit the PortTIX Box Office at Merrill Auditorium.

Sponsored by:

Portland Phoenix

Supported by:

New England Foundation for the Arts

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Offstage Ovations Offstage

Pre-Performance Lecture: Mendelssohn’s Library

Saturday, April 5, 2014 · 2:00-2:45 pm

The Handel and Haydn Society returns to the intimate Hannaford Hall for a concert inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s own music library. His extensive collection contained works by composers from Handel to Mozart, whose compositions greatly influenced the composer early in his life. Electrifying concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky leads her fellow string players in a chamber program of baroque and classical works by George Frideric Handel, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Mendelssohn. Internationally recognized for its revelatory style that uses the instruments and techniques of the composer’s time, the Handel and Haydn Society is known for its unmatched artistry, and is considered America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization.

Handel: Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op. 6 No. 12
Vivaldi: Concerto G Major, RV 151, “Alla Rustica”
J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in B-flat Major, Wq. 182/2
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D Minor

subject to change

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