Early Music Seattle & Seattle Baroque Orchestra: Fierce Foes & Musical Masters
$40-$60 general, $20 side ($35 senior, $15 student)
- Rachell Ellen Wong, violin
George Frideric Handel — Selected works
Jean-Marie Leclair — Selected works
Jean-Pierre Guignon — Selected works
Antonio Vivaldi — Selected works
Tomaso Albinoni — Selected works
Our opening concert will transport you back to the Baroque era and to experience the drama and excitement of some of the most notorious musical rivalries in history! Concertmaster Rachell Ellen Wong will lead a SBO quartet through a thrilling face-off between Porpora, the rising opera star, and the fiery young Handel; a fierce power struggle between master violinists Leclair and Guignon in the opulent halls of the Paris royal court; and an epic clash between two groundbreaking Venetian stars, Vivaldi and Albinoni. Prepare to be swept away by the passion, talent, and ambition of these legendary musical giants as they battle for supremacy and leave their mark on the world of classical music.
This program will receive 2 in-person performances: Saturday, September 30 at 7:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel; and Sunday, October 1 at 2pm at Town Hall Seattle. It will also be recorded and released online as a digital broadcast on October 7 at 12pm Pacific.