Events

Greenwich Choral Society "Winter Lights"
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Greenwich Choral Society "Winter Lights"

Bach’s exhilarating setting of the Magnificat will serve as the centerpiece for the Greenwich Choral Society’s December concerts. We begin with our traditional candle-lit procession, handbells and voices surrounding the audience with the hushed sounds of the season. Shorter works by Handel and Mozart will be interlaced with beguiling carol arrangements, many with audience participation. Highlights will certainly be Michael Isaacson’s animated Light the Legend, and the world premiere of Colin Britt’s Light Upon Light, commissioned by the Greenwich Choral Society.

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Greenwich Choral Society "Winter Lights"
Dec
3
2:30 PM14:30

Greenwich Choral Society "Winter Lights"

Bach’s exhilarating setting of the Magnificat will serve as the centerpiece for the Greenwich Choral Society’s December concerts. We begin with our traditional candle-lit procession, handbells and voices surrounding the audience with the hushed sounds of the season. Shorter works by Handel and Mozart will be interlaced with beguiling carol arrangements, many with audience participation. Highlights will certainly be Michael Isaacson’s animated Light the Legend, and the world premiere of Colin Britt’s Light Upon Light, commissioned by the Greenwich Choral Society.

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Greenwich Choral Society "Winter Lights"
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

Greenwich Choral Society "Winter Lights"

Bach’s exhilarating setting of the Magnificat will serve as the centerpiece for the Greenwich Choral Society’s December concerts. We begin with our traditional candle-lit procession, handbells and voices surrounding the audience with the hushed sounds of the season. Shorter works by Handel and Mozart will be interlaced with beguiling carol arrangements, many with audience participation. Highlights will certainly be Michael Isaacson’s animated Light the Legend, and the world premiere of Colin Britt’s Light Upon Light, commissioned by the Greenwich Choral Society.

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Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach Mass in B minor
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach Mass in B minor

PBO is thrilled to be joining forces with the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral choir to present J. S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, BWV 232. They will team up with world-class soloists under the baton of internationally renowned conductor David Hill for these must-see performances!

For more information, contact Trinity Music at 503-478-1236.

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Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach Mass in B Minor
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Bach Mass in B Minor

PBO is thrilled to be joining forces with the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral choir to present J. S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor, BWV 232. They will team up with world-class soloists under the baton of internationally renowned conductor David Hill for these must-see performances!

For more information, contact Trinity Music at 503-478-1236.

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Suzuki, Yale and Julliard present: J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Suzuki, Yale and Julliard present: J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor

Event time:  Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:30pm

Location:  Woolsey Hall  500 College Street New Haven, CT 06511

Masaaki Suzuki leads a choir of ISM alumni and Juilliard415 in a performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor. Presented in conjunction with the American Bach Society Conference. Open to the General Public and free of charge. 

Contact: Institute of Sacred Music 203-432-5062

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Academy of Sacred Drama presents: Freschi's "Giuditta"
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Academy of Sacred Drama presents: Freschi's "Giuditta"

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The Academy of Sacred Drama is pleased to present the Modern-Day World Premiere of Domenico Freschi’s Giuditta. The Academy 2017-2018 season features three Italian oratorios based upon the deuterocanonical Book of Judith. Determined to reverse the cruel fate of her city, Judith captivates the commander of the enemy forces with her beauty and decapitates him in the night. Oratorio Readings include a musical performance, lecture, and dessert break.

DATE, TIME, LOCATION, & TICKETS

Date: Friday, November 17th, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, NYC map
TICKETS  $50 premium, $25 general, $15 student/teacher

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Christ Chapel at Riverside Church, NYC  map
TICKETS  $50 premium, $25 general, $15 student/teacher

PERFORMERS & GUEST SPEAKER

Jeremy Rhizor director and violin
Prof. Jane Tylus guest speaker (Nov 18th only)

Emily Misch Giuditta
Nils Neubert Testo
Peter Walker Ozia
Daniel Moody Olofernes
Sarah Hawkey Vagao (eunuch of Olofernes)

Daniel McCarthy viola
Ana Kim cello
Arash Noori theorbo
Patrick Jones harpsichord

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Academy of Sacred Drama presents: Freschi's "Giuditta"
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Academy of Sacred Drama presents: Freschi's "Giuditta"

The Academy of Sacred Drama is pleased to present the Modern-Day World Premiere of Domenico Freschi’s Giuditta. The Academy 2017-2018 season features three Italian oratorios based upon the deuterocanonical Book of Judith. Determined to reverse the cruel fate of her city, Judith captivates the commander of the enemy forces with her beauty and decapitates him in the night. Oratorio Readings include a musical performance, lecture, and dessert break.

DATE, TIME, LOCATION, & TICKETS

Date: Friday, November 17th, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, NYC map
TICKETS  $50 premium, $25 general, $15 student/teacher

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Christ Chapel at Riverside Church, NYC  map
TICKETS  $50 premium, $25 general, $15 student/teacher

PERFORMERS & GUEST SPEAKER

Jeremy Rhizor director and violin
Prof. Jane Tylus guest speaker (Nov 18th only)

Emily Misch Giuditta
Nils Neubert Testo
Peter Walker Ozia
Daniel Moody Olofernes
Sarah Hawkey Vagao (eunuch of Olofernes)

Daniel McCarthy viola
Ana Kim cello
Arash Noori theorbo
Patrick Jones harpsichord

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Concerts in the Village: Handel's Israel in Egypt
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Concerts in the Village: Handel's Israel in Egypt

George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt:
High Drama from the Baroque in England

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00pm

Kinderhook Reformed Church: 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY

Broad Street Chorale, Cantilena Chamber Choir (Lenox), Broad Street Orchestra
Countertenor Daniel Moody, additional soloists TBA ~ David Smith, Conductor

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La Fiocco: Bach and Before
Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

La Fiocco: Bach and Before

Enter the profound word of J.S. Bach and his musical forebears in this program of German Baroque sinfonias and cantatas featuring countertenor Daniel Moody. Music by Bach family members Johann Michael, Johann Christoph and Johann Sebastian, and Schütz, Erlebach, Krieger and Pachelbel.

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La Fiocco: Bach and Before
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

La Fiocco: Bach and Before

Enter the profound word of J.S. Bach and his musical forebears in this program of German Baroque sinfonias and cantatas featuring countertenor Daniel Moody. Music by Bach family members Johann Michael, Johann Christoph and Johann Sebastian, and Schütz, Erlebach, Krieger and Pachelbel.

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Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt

 

Erica Schuller, soprano

Daniel Moody, countertenor

Ross Hauck, tenor

Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

Apollo’s Singers

From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea… the gripping story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music.

Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell, runs 2 hrs.

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Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt

 

Erica Schuller, soprano

Daniel Moody, countertenor

Ross Hauck, tenor

Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

Apollo’s Singers

From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea… the gripping story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music.

Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell, runs 2 hrs.

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Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt

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Erica Schuller, soprano

Daniel Moody, countertenor

Ross Hauck, tenor

Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

Apollo’s Singers

From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea… the gripping story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music.

Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell, runs 2 hrs.

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Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Apollo's Fire presents: Handel's Israel in Egypt

 

Erica Schuller, soprano

Daniel Moody, countertenor

Ross Hauck, tenor

Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

Apollo’s Singers

From plagues and pyramids to the crossing of the Red Sea… the gripping story of the Israelites’ escape from Egypt comes to life with reverence and triumph through Handel’s sumptuous music.

Adaptation by Jeannette Sorrell, runs 2 hrs.

 

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Handel's "Xerxes" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera #3
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Handel's "Xerxes" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera #3

Handel's Xerxes: 

  • Conductor: Walter Morales
  • Stage Director: Daniel Ragazzi

Cast: 

  • Xerxes, King of Persia: Andrey Nemzer
  • Arsamene, His brother: Daniel Moody
  • Amastre, Xerxes' fiancée: Emily Harmon
  • Romilda, Arsamene's fiancée: Lara Lynn McGill
  • Atalanta, Romilda's sister: Bonnie Frauenthal
  • Ariodate, Romilda's father: Evan Koons
  • Elviro, Arsamene's servant: James Eder
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Handel's "Xerxes" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera #2
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Handel's "Xerxes" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera #2

Handel's Xerxes: 

  • Conductor: Walter Morales
  • Stage Director: Daniel Ragazzi

Cast: 

  • Xerxes, King of Persia: Andrey Nemzer
  • Arsamene, His brother: Daniel Moody
  • Amastre, Xerxes' fiancée: Emily Harmon
  • Romilda, Arsamene's fiancée: Lara Lynn McGill
  • Atalanta, Romilda's sister: Bonnie Frauenthal
  • Ariodate, Romilda's father: Evan Koons
  • Elviro, Arsamene's servant: James Eder
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Handel's "Xerxes" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera #1
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Handel's "Xerxes" with Pittsburgh Festival Opera #1

Handel's Xerxes: 

  • Conductor: Walter Morales
  • Stage Director: Daniel Ragazzi

Cast: 

  • Xerxes, King of Persia: Andrey Nemzer
  • Arsamene, His brother: Daniel Moody
  • Amastre, Xerxes' fiancée: Emily Harmon
  • Romilda, Arsamene's fiancée: Lara Lynn McGill
  • Atalanta, Romilda's sister: Bonnie Frauenthal
  • Ariodate, Romilda's father: Evan Koons
  • Elviro, Arsamene's servant: James Eder
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James Toland Vocal Competition Finals
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

James Toland Vocal Competition Finals

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JUNE 23-24, 2017
FOURTH ANNUAL JTVA VOCAL COMPETITION WEEKEND

Friday, June 23

  • 3:30 p.m.: Tier II Master Class

  • 6:00 p.m.: Tier I Master Class  - Followed by JTVA board of directors hosted reception.

Saturday, June 24

  • 3:30 p.m.: Tier II Vocal Competition Finals 

  • 7:00 p.m.: Tier I Vocal Competition Finals 

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Cantilena Choir presents "King David in Words and Music"
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Cantilena Choir presents "King David in Words and Music"

The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a performance of KING DAVID IN WORDS AND MUSIC Saturday, June 3rd at 7:30pm at Trinity Church, 88 Walker Street in Lenox. The concert will feature live readings by Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks. She will be reading from her latest international best-selling novel “The Secret Chord” about the life of King David as the choir sings music for chorus and full orchestra based on corresponding texts by and about King David.

Featured countertenor soloist, Daniel Moody, the program will be music from the Handel Oratorio Saul, the Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest, music by Salamone Rossi, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Honegger (from King David) and the choral masterpiece When David Heard by the immensely popular composer of contemporary choral music- Eric Whitacre. 

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Messiah Festival of the Arts
Apr
11
to Apr 17

Messiah Festival of the Arts

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Join Festival of the Arts for these concerts:  

1) April 11th, Tuesday Voice Recital, featuring Nola Richardson, Daniel Moody, Tyler Ray and Brendan Fitzgerald

2) April 14th, Good Friday, Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Soloists: Nola Richardson, Soprano, Daniel Moody, Countertenor, Tyler Ray, Tenor, Brendan Fitzgerald, Bass

3) April 16th, Easter Sunday, Handel's Messiah

Soloists: Nola Richardson, Soprano, Daniel Moody, Countertenor, Tyler Ray, Tenor, Brendan Fitzgerald, Bass

 

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Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"

Sacred Bach: A Spiritual Journey

Joseph Gascho, guest conductor
Apollo’s Singers

Daniel Moody, Countertenor soloist 

Other soloists TBD: 

Cantatas No. 17 & 102
Motet BWV 230, Lobet dem Herrn
Mass in G Major, BWV 236

J.S. Bach was famous for saying that the purpose of all music is “the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Guest conductor Joseph Gascho, a prize-winning harpsichordist and rising star of the American baroque scene, leads Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers in this spiritual journey.

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Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"
Mar
25
8:00 PM20:00

Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"

Sacred Bach: A Spiritual Journey

Joseph Gascho, guest conductor
Apollo’s Singers

Daniel Moody, Countertenor soloist 

Other soloists TBD: 

Cantatas No. 17 & 102
Motet BWV 230, Lobet dem Herrn
Mass in G Major, BWV 236

J.S. Bach was famous for saying that the purpose of all music is “the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Guest conductor Joseph Gascho, a prize-winning harpsichordist and rising star of the American baroque scene, leads Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers in this spiritual journey.

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Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"

Sacred Bach: A Spiritual Journey

Joseph Gaschoguest conductor
Apollo’s Singers

Daniel Moody, Countertenor soloist 

Other soloists TBD: 

Cantatas No. 17 & 102
Motet BWV 230, Lobet dem Herrn
Mass in G Major, BWV 236

J.S. Bach was famous for saying that the purpose of all music is “the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Guest conductor Joseph Gascho, a prize-winning harpsichordist and rising star of the American baroque scene, leads Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers in this spiritual journey.

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Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Apollo's Fire: "Sacred Bach"

Sacred Bach: A Spiritual Journey

Joseph Gascho, guest conductor
Apollo’s Singers

Daniel Moody, Countertenor soloist 

Other soloists TBD: 

Cantatas No. 17 & 102
Motet BWV 230, Lobet dem Herrn
Mass in G Major, BWV 236

J.S. Bach was famous for saying that the purpose of all music is “the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Guest conductor Joseph Gascho, a prize-winning harpsichordist and rising star of the American baroque scene, leads Apollo’s Fire and Apollo’s Singers in this spiritual journey.

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Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#5)
Mar
19
3:00 PM15:00

Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#5)

Details:

Mark Morris: Two Operas
An Evening of Britten and Purcell

Curlew River – New York Premiere
By Benjamin Britten
MMDG Music Ensemble
Directed by Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas
By Henry Purcell
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Choreography by Mark Morris
Conducted by Mark Morris

"The coupling of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River” — English music dramas composed almost three centuries apart — makes a superlative double bill."  The New York Times

This career-spanning double bill perfectly embodies Mark Morris' unwavering commitment to music and his trademark blend of emotion,rhythm, and movement. First, clad in all white, the vocalists and orchestra of the MMDG Music Ensemble unite onstage to tell Benjamin Britten's haunting parable of maternal grief in the oft-overlooked music-drama Curlew River. The original Madwoman, tenor Isaiah Bell, described by The New York Times as "ideally depicting emotional distraction with ultimate economy and glowing vocal skill," returns to the central role.

Then, sweeping across the stage in jet-black sarongs, the members of Mark Morris Dance Group revive their seminal 1989 interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell's baroque tragedy of ill-fated love, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress, and Mark Morris on the podium. 

"To hear Ms. Blythe sing Dido and The Sorceress is to hear the roles anew. That astonishing voice—dark, vehement, burning—pours out with extraordinary ease throughout her range." - The New York Times

Mark Morris, Conductor (Dido and Aeneas)

Isaiah Bell, Tenor: The Madwoman (Curlew River)

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo- Soprano: Dido / The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano: Belinda (Dido and Aeneas)

Yulia Van Doren, Soprano: Second woman (Dido and Aeneas)

Douglas Williams, Baritone: Ferry Man (Curlew); Aeneas (Dido)

Daniel Moody, Countertenor: Boy Spirit (Curlew); Spirit (Dido)

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Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#4)
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#4)

Details:

Mark Morris: Two Operas
An Evening of Britten and Purcell

Curlew River – New York Premiere
By Benjamin Britten
MMDG Music Ensemble
Directed by Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas
By Henry Purcell
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Choreography by Mark Morris
Conducted by Mark Morris

"The coupling of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River” — English music dramas composed almost three centuries apart — makes a superlative double bill."  The New York Times

This career-spanning double bill perfectly embodies Mark Morris' unwavering commitment to music and his trademark blend of emotion,rhythm, and movement. First, clad in all white, the vocalists and orchestra of the MMDG Music Ensemble unite onstage to tell Benjamin Britten's haunting parable of maternal grief in the oft-overlooked music-drama Curlew River. The original Madwoman, tenor Isaiah Bell, described by The New York Times as "ideally depicting emotional distraction with ultimate economy and glowing vocal skill," returns to the central role.

Then, sweeping across the stage in jet-black sarongs, the members of Mark Morris Dance Group revive their seminal 1989 interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell's baroque tragedy of ill-fated love, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress, and Mark Morris on the podium. 

"To hear Ms. Blythe sing Dido and The Sorceress is to hear the roles anew. That astonishing voice—dark, vehement, burning—pours out with extraordinary ease throughout her range." - The New York Times

Mark Morris, Conductor (Dido and Aeneas)

Isaiah Bell, Tenor: The Madwoman (Curlew River)

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo- Soprano: Dido / The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano: Belinda (Dido and Aeneas)

Yulia Van Doren, Soprano: Second woman (Dido and Aeneas)

Douglas Williams, Baritone: Ferry Man (Curlew); Aeneas (Dido)

Daniel Moody, Countertenor: Boy Spirit (Curlew); Spirit (Dido)

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Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#3)
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#3)

Details:

Mark Morris: Two Operas
An Evening of Britten and Purcell

Curlew River – New York Premiere
By Benjamin Britten
MMDG Music Ensemble
Directed by Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas
By Henry Purcell
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Choreography by Mark Morris
Conducted by Mark Morris

"The coupling of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River” — English music dramas composed almost three centuries apart — makes a superlative double bill."  The New York Times

This career-spanning double bill perfectly embodies Mark Morris' unwavering commitment to music and his trademark blend of emotion,rhythm, and movement. First, clad in all white, the vocalists and orchestra of the MMDG Music Ensemble unite onstage to tell Benjamin Britten's haunting parable of maternal grief in the oft-overlooked music-drama Curlew River. The original Madwoman, tenor Isaiah Bell, described by The New York Times as "ideally depicting emotional distraction with ultimate economy and glowing vocal skill," returns to the central role.

Then, sweeping across the stage in jet-black sarongs, the members of Mark Morris Dance Group revive their seminal 1989 interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell's baroque tragedy of ill-fated love, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress, and Mark Morris on the podium. 

"To hear Ms. Blythe sing Dido and The Sorceress is to hear the roles anew. That astonishing voice—dark, vehement, burning—pours out with extraordinary ease throughout her range." - The New York Times

Mark Morris, Conductor (Dido and Aeneas)

Isaiah Bell, Tenor: The Madwoman (Curlew River)

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo- Soprano: Dido / The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano: Belinda (Dido and Aeneas)

Yulia Van Doren, Soprano: Second woman (Dido and Aeneas)

Douglas Williams, Baritone: Ferry Man (Curlew); Aeneas (Dido)

Daniel Moody, Countertenor: Boy Spirit (Curlew); Spirit (Dido)

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Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#2)
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#2)

Details:

Mark Morris: Two Operas
An Evening of Britten and Purcell

Curlew River – New York Premiere
By Benjamin Britten
MMDG Music Ensemble
Directed by Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas
By Henry Purcell
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Choreography by Mark Morris
Conducted by Mark Morris

"The coupling of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River” — English music dramas composed almost three centuries apart — makes a superlative double bill."  The New York Times

This career-spanning double bill perfectly embodies Mark Morris' unwavering commitment to music and his trademark blend of emotion,rhythm, and movement. First, clad in all white, the vocalists and orchestra of the MMDG Music Ensemble unite onstage to tell Benjamin Britten's haunting parable of maternal grief in the oft-overlooked music-drama Curlew River. The original Madwoman, tenor Isaiah Bell, described by The New York Times as "ideally depicting emotional distraction with ultimate economy and glowing vocal skill," returns to the central role.

Then, sweeping across the stage in jet-black sarongs, the members of Mark Morris Dance Group revive their seminal 1989 interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell's baroque tragedy of ill-fated love, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress, and Mark Morris on the podium. 

"To hear Ms. Blythe sing Dido and The Sorceress is to hear the roles anew. That astonishing voice—dark, vehement, burning—pours out with extraordinary ease throughout her range." - The New York Times

Mark Morris, Conductor (Dido and Aeneas)

Isaiah Bell, Tenor: The Madwoman (Curlew River)

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo- Soprano: Dido / The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano: Belinda (Dido and Aeneas)

Yulia Van Doren, Soprano: Second woman (Dido and Aeneas)

Douglas Williams, Baritone: Ferry Man (Curlew); Aeneas (Dido)

Daniel Moody, Countertenor: Boy Spirit (Curlew); Spirit (Dido)

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Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#1)
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Morris: Two Operas, An Evening of Britten and Purcell (#1)

Details:

Mark Morris: Two Operas
An Evening of Britten and Purcell

Curlew River – New York Premiere
By Benjamin Britten
MMDG Music Ensemble
Directed by Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas
By Henry Purcell
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Choreography by Mark Morris
Conducted by Mark Morris

"The coupling of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River” — English music dramas composed almost three centuries apart — makes a superlative double bill."  The New York Times

This career-spanning double bill perfectly embodies Mark Morris' unwavering commitment to music and his trademark blend of emotion,rhythm, and movement. First, clad in all white, the vocalists and orchestra of the MMDG Music Ensemble unite onstage to tell Benjamin Britten's haunting parable of maternal grief in the oft-overlooked music-drama Curlew River. The original Madwoman, tenor Isaiah Bell, described by The New York Times as "ideally depicting emotional distraction with ultimate economy and glowing vocal skill," returns to the central role.

Then, sweeping across the stage in jet-black sarongs, the members of Mark Morris Dance Group revive their seminal 1989 interpretation of Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell's baroque tragedy of ill-fated love, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe performing the roles of Dido and the Sorceress, and Mark Morris on the podium. 

"To hear Ms. Blythe sing Dido and The Sorceress is to hear the roles anew. That astonishing voice—dark, vehement, burning—pours out with extraordinary ease throughout her range." - The New York Times

Mark Morris, Conductor (Dido and Aeneas)

Isaiah Bell, Tenor: The Madwoman (Curlew River)

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo- Soprano: Dido / The Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano: Belinda (Dido and Aeneas)

Yulia Van Doren, Soprano: Second woman (Dido and Aeneas)

Douglas Williams, Baritone: Ferry Man (Curlew); Aeneas (Dido)

Daniel Moody, Countertenor: Boy Spirit (Curlew); Spirit (Dido)

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