Classical 91.5

George Frederick Handel

Voices is a professional ensemble, founded by William Weinert, and described by City Paper as "a sonic cloudburst."  At the end of the holiday season this year, Voices convened in Asbury First United Methodist Church for a concert of psalm settings, including Handel's Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110).

With Heart and Voice ® Program 2007

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Join Peter DuBois for an exploration of choral and organ music of George Frederick Handel in celebration of his 335th birthday! From anthems, to oratorios, to organ concertos, we’ll hear works both familiar, and less familiar.

Painting and Frame

A new adaptation of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio, Israel in Egypt, is performed by Apollo’s Fire and soloists, led by Jeannette Sorrell.  From plagues and pyramids, to crossing the Red Sea, this critically acclaimed performance navigates Handel’s musical story with exhilarating abandon.

IPFS

The King's Theatre, London, where Flavio had its first performance 

2/25         Handel: Rompo i lacci from Flavio, King of the Lombards, Ombra mai fu from Xerxes Franck: Piano Quintet in f  (Anthony Roth Costanzo, ct; James Austin Smith, ob; Peter Kolkay, bn; Stephen Prutsman, p; St. Lawrence String Quartet; Anthony Manzo, bs; Pedja Muzijevic, hc)
 

The year was 1717. Britain’s King George I wanted to create a spectacular event that would forever etch his name (and his dynasty’s) in the history books. So he turned to his good friend, and one of Europe’s most popular composers, to help him out: George Frideric Handel. 

The plan was hatched: the King and company would float down the Thames on a barge from Whitehall Palace to Chelsea and back again, followed by another barge with an orchestra playing music composed just for the occasion.

#33 George Frideric Handel

Aug 28, 2016

Messiah

"When he chooses, he strikes like a thunderbolt.” - Mozart on Handel