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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Beautiful Baroque

Friday
May 04, 2018
Saturday
May 05, 2018

 

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Overview

Nicholas McGegan - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ

Program
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Suite No. 1
Handel - Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4
Locatelli - Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1
INTERMISSION
Rossini - Overture to La Cenerentola
Stravinsky - Suite from Pulcinella

Period ensemble expert Nicholas McGegan returns for an intimate performance of Italian-style Baroque and neo-classical music. Plus the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ is featured in one of the many great Handel concertos for the instrument with the skillful Peter Richard Conte at the keys. The Italian Baroque concerto grosso tradition inspired Respighi and Stravinsky to write historically inspired works that bookend this program. And no program of Italian music would be complete without the definitive national voice of Rossini, telling the Cinderella tale in his Overture to La Cenerentola. Two performances only!

These concerts are part of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Experience, supported through a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102