From the Triumphant to the Sublime: The Music of G.F. Handel and his Contemporaries

Retrato_de_Handel“From the Triumphant to the Sublime: The Music of G.F. Handel and his Contemporaries” Featuring Margaret Carpenter, soprano and Karin Cuellar-Rendon, baroque violin

CWRU Baroque Orchestra | Julie Andrijeski, director; Cynthia Black, assistant director

Sunday, April 3, 7 :30 p.m.

Harkness Chapel, 

Free and open to the public

Selected Pieces:

G.F. Handel: Concerto grosso in B-flat, Op. 6 No. 7 for strings and continuo (Cynthia Black, director)

G.F. Handel: Saeviat tellus inter rigores sop, obs, str, bc (Margaret Haigh, soloist)

F.X. Richter: Sinfonia in D Major tr, obs, str, bc (Cynthia Black, director)

J.G. Pisendel: Violin Concerto in D Major JunP 1.5 solo vln, obs, strings, bc (Karin Cuellar, soloist)

Experience both the familiar and experimental aspects of George Frideric Handel’s compositional style and discover little-known gems by two of his contemporaries during the CWRU Baroque Orchestra’s upcoming Spring extravaganza featuring several of CWRU’s rising stars. Soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh (DMA, Historical Performance) performs Handel’s demanding motet, Saeviat tellus inter rigores, that careens from a celebration of the Carmelites’ victorious battle over Lucifer (was that a high D that I heard?) to a most serene and moving Marian devotion; violinist Karin Cuellar (MA, Historical Performance) showcases a dazzling work by violin virtuoso Johann Georg Pisendel, complete with her own improvisational flourishes; and violinist/violist Cynthia Black (DMA, Historical Performance) appears in the dual role of director and player, revealing her recently “re-discovered” Sinfonia by Franz Xavier Richter for trumpets, oboes, and strings.