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Handel’s Water Music
Part of: 2021-2022 Carnegie Hall Series
We return to Carnegie Hall for an evening of beloved works under the leadership of Bernard Labadie, one of the foremost interpreters of Baroque-era music. Handel’s playful Water Music, famously composed for King George I, remains a favorite for its combination of “festivity and finesse in perfect measure” (NPR). Charpentier’s attention-grabbing Prelude—written in the Baroque “key of glory,” D Major—remains the most popular of his several Te Deum and possibly of his entire repertoire. OSL Ensemble Member and Met Concertmaster. Benjamin Bowman, joins OSL for a collection of excerpts from Bach’s well-known Easter Oratorio and Sinfonia in D Major.
Prelude to Te Deum
Johann Sebastian Bach
An imaginary concerto for violin (with excerpts from Easter Oratorio, BWV 249, and Sinfonia in D Major, BWV 1045)
George Frideric Handel