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In War & Peace: Harmony Through Music

Introduction

“Perhaps my most personal project to date” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War and Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Working with breakout early music sensation il pomo d’oro – a group of musicians who are among the best to be found worldwide for authentic and vivid interpretation on period instruments – Joyce’s aim is to steer conversation and discourse to help all of us find peace in our lives in a dynamic way.

The programme comprises arias divided into two sections: ‘War’ and ‘Peace’. Both contain music by Purcell and Handel – including Dido’s dignified, but searing lament from Dido and Aeneas and Almirena’s haunting and heartbreaking ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo.

Askonas Holt it delighted to be working with Joyce DiDonato, il pomo d’oro and their exciting young chief conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev, to bring this exploration of conflict and resolve to cities in Europe and North America.


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Introduction

“Perhaps my most personal project to date” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War and Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Working with breakout early music sensation il pomo d’oro – a group of musicians who are among the best to be found worldwide for authentic and vivid interpretation on period instruments – Joyce’s aim is to steer conversation and discourse to help all of us find peace in our lives in a dynamic way.

The programme comprises arias divided into two sections: ‘War’ and ‘Peace’. Both contain music by Purcell and Handel – including Dido’s dignified, but searing lament from Dido and Aeneas and Almirena’s haunting and heartbreaking ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Rinaldo.

Askonas Holt it delighted to be working with Joyce DiDonato, il pomo d’oro and their exciting young chief conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev, to bring this exploration of conflict and resolve to cities in Europe and North America.

Performance Schedule

 
  • 19:00 29 Nov 2018 Great Hall, Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

  • 19:00 30 Nov 2018 Chamber Hall, Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow More info  

    MOZART Sinfonia No. 1
    MOZART Concerto for Pianoforte No. 20
    Interval
    MOZART Sinfonia No. 38 “Prague”

  • 19:00 01 Dec 2018 Great Hall, Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow More info  

    HANDEL Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
    LEO Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
    DE CAVALEIRI Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
    PURCELL Ciaconna in sol min for 3 violins and basso
    PURCELL Dido’s Lament
    HANDEL Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
    GESUALDO Tristis est anima mea
    HANDEL Lascia ch’io pianga (Almirena)
    Interval
    PURCELL They tell us that you mighty powers
    HANDEL Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
    PÄRT Da pacem, Domine
    HANDEL Augelletti, che cantate
    HANDEL Dopo Notte

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