Esther & Jonah
Collaboration with Ars Lyrica Houston

Feb

16

Friday, February 16, 2018 | 7:30 P.M.

Collaboration with Ars Lyrica Houston

 

Zilkha Hall

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

800 Bagby Street, Houston

Season subscribers receive a discount.

Tickets are on sale now at the Hobby Center box office: 713-315-2525

PROGRAM

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FELSTED     Jonah

HANDEL     Esther

PRE-CONCERT TALK

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7:00 P.M. with the artists

 

Presented in collaboration with Ars Lyrica Houston as part of the Houston Early Music Festival, this program comprises two concise music dramas from opposite ends of the eighteenth century: Handel’s Esther (1718) and Samuel Felsted’s Jonah (1775).

 

With gorgeous arias and stirring choruses, Handel’s first English-language oratorio celebrates an Old Testament heroine’s ultimate victory over the forces of evil. Such works provided valuable models for Samuel Felsted, a composer born to an English family in Jamaica in the early 1740s. His concise setting of the story of Jonah and the whale is the first American oratorio.

ARTISTS

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Rick Erickson, Conductor (Jonah)

Matthew Dirst, Conductor (Esther)

Jennifer Bates, Soprano

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Countertenor

Eduardo Tercero, Tenor

Bach Choir

Ars Lyrica Houston

RECEPTION

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Join us for a reception after the

performance to meet the artists.

 

Contact Us

 

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Houston, TX 77005

info@bachsocietyhouston.org

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