Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ticket Information

Tickets are $35 or $5 with Student ID

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the UChicago Arts Box Office at (773) 702.ARTS (2787)

7:30 PM
Presented By
The University of Chicago Presents
Event Type
Early Music
Event Contact
James M Hillis
"The musicians [of the Venice Baroque Orchestra] attack their instruments with vigor, using all of the tools at their disposal to create a multisensory experience." -The New York Times

Rival of Handel and teacher of Haydn and Farinelli, Nicola Porpora was a celegrated Neopolitan composer and singing teacher. The charismatic, impeccable, and award-winning Phiippe Jaroussky (“you could hear Jaroussky’s luscious tones sail up from the stage below with heartrending precision, his often-naked voice rippling, diving, and soaring” - New York Times) makes his Chicago debut, with the Venice Boaruqe Orchestra, one of Europe's premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. Together they champion Porpora's music. Instrumental gems by other Italian composers feature the VBO's virtuoisty and round out this delightful program that brings the warmth of Italy to a Chicago winter evening.

Ensemble Name
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor
Speakers / Participants
Martha Feldman, Professor of Music and the Humanities
Porpora, Leo, Handel, and Cimarosa

6:30 pm Pre-concert lecture with Martha Feldman, Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music and the Humanities

7:30 pm Concert Program
Porpora: Overture from Il Germanico
Porpora: Mira in cielo
              Si pietoso il tuo labbro (Semiramide riconosciuta)
Leo: Overture from L'Olimpiade
Handel: Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Alcina)
Handel: Sta nell'ircana (Alcina)
Handel: Agitato da fiere tempeste (Oreste)
Handel: Scherza infida (Ariodante)
Cimarosa: La Tempesta, in tempo di Ciaccona           
Porpora: Alto Giove (Polifemo - from autograph version)            
              Nell´attendere il mio bene (Polifemo)

Mandel Hall
1131 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL