To launch the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s 2015/16 season, Bostridge will join the period ensemble at St John’s Smith Square for an evening of Handel and Telemann. It starts a wide-ranging programme celebrating the OAE’s 30th birthday.
The concert commences with one of Telemann’s Horn Concertos in F, a rarely heard gem from Bach’s and Handel’s self-taught friend. The first half will be rounded off by two of Handel’s arias, from Ariodante and Acis and Galatea respectively. After an interval, Bostridge will lead in Handel’s Silete Venti, a deeply expressive motet that resembles an opera in its scale and emotional acumen. Usually sung by a soprano, the presence of Bostridge’s tenor range promises to make it a unique experience.
|What||Ian Bostridge with the OAE, St John's Smith Square|
St John's Smith Square
30 Smith Square, London , SW1P 3HF | MAP
|Nearest tube||Westminster (underground)|
On 14 Oct 15, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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