Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors
Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
Nancy and Dick Eales Series
Handel suite from Il Pastor Fido
Handel Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 6, No 3
Arne Symphony No. 1 in eight parts
Greene Overture no. 2 in G Bononcini Cello Concerto in F
Pepusch Overture to The Beggar's Opera
Keiser Concerto for Orchestra in D
The world-acclaimed Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare, performs music by George Frideric Handel, his friends and his rivals.
In the cut-throat world of the music business, a composer can be "in" one day and "out" the next.
Handel went elbow to elbow with the some of the finest composers in the field before penning his landmark Messiah: a few friends, a few enemies, but mostly frenemies. Maurice Greene, once Handel's champion, became a sworn foe who gladly stirred the mud against his former idol. Partisans set Giovanni Bononcini and Handel against each other as symbols for their own political causes. Even Handel once absconded with a suitcase full of his mentor Reinhard Keiser's scores when he left Keiser's company, then reused the material. Tempesta di Mare brings some of the finest orchestral music by these composers and more to the Perelman Theater.
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