Händel: Airs for the Theatre

The success of Georg Frideric Händel’s career was due in significant part to his operas, most of which enjoyed lengthy performance runs in early 18th-century London. And much as piano-vocal scores of Les Misérables or The Lion King are published for today’s audiences to enjoy at home, the instrumental music and arias from Händel’s operas were similarly arranged for smaller forces and published for the private use of music lovers in his time.

Händel: Airs for the Theatre offers you a bevy of beautiful tunes from Rinaldo, Acis & Galatea, Riccardo Primo, Orlando, Admeto and many other Handelian hits, performed on period wind instruments in Colin Savage’s arrangements after 18th-century models, and a few published by Händel’s contemporary, John Walsh.

Colin Savage, chalumeau & recorder; Alison Melville, traverso & recorder; John Abberger, baroque oboe; Marco Cera, baroque oboe & oboe d’amore; Dominic Teresi, baroque bassoon; Paul Jenkins, harpsichord & chamber organ.

The intimate and acoustically beautiful space at St Thomas’s Anglican Church provides an ideal venue for this music – join us!

Saturday June 16, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

St Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street, Toronto

Tickets available from the BeMused Network, here: https://bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/494

‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.’ Aldous Huxley