Events - Daily
|Thursday, February 21|
American Handel Society Website Link
Woolworth · 12:00 p.m.–11:55 p.m.
AMERICAN HANDEL SOCIETY MEETING
International scholars and performers dedicated to honoring the life and works of Baroque composer George Frideric Handel will gather at the University for the American Handel Festival and Meeting on Thursday, February 21st to the 24th. This is the second time the AHS will hold its biennial festival in Princeton. The event is presented in conjunction with the Department of Music and has been organized by Professor Wendy Heller who is also a board member of the AHS.
For additional information, please visit http://music2.princeton.edu/AHS
Woolworth · 5:45 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
THE ENGLISH CONCERT
Sponsored by Princeton University Concerts.
Baroque Chamber Orchestra Works by HANDEL, TELEMANN and PURCELL conducted by Harry Bicket.
When the Father of our country was born in 1732, Henry Purcell, alas, was long dead—but Georg Philipp Telemann was writing music in Hamburg, and George Frideric Handel was composing in London. The music of these three composers will be performed here by one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, the English Concert. The ensemble is acclaimed for its Handel interpretations, and its appearance on our series anchors the biennial American Handel Society Conference in Princeton in 2013. In the 1970s, this chamber orchestra, according to London’s Daily Telegraph, blazed the trail of “historically informed” performances of Handel and his baroque brethren. “Audiences were amazed to hear this music played on instruments appropriate to the period, and with a dancing kind of expressivity rather than a heavy, romantic one,” said the newspaper, a revolutionary approach that George Washington surely would have related to.
Pre-concert talk by Professor Steven Zohn, Temple University, at 7:00 p.m. free to ticketholders.
For ticket information call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.
Richardson Auditorium · 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.