Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment | United States of America | November 2019
Nov 2019 - Nov 2019

Introduction

Askonas Holt continues its long and special relationship with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment this autumn with two performances in the USA as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and Oberlin College and Conservatory, Ohio.

Under the leadership of conductor, organist/harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen and joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies with sopranos Katherine Watson and Rowan Pierce, the orchestra will perform two of the finest choral works from the eighteenth century.

Written just days before he died aged twenty-six, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is beautiful and melancholic.  The most popular piece of its time, it was celebrated by Jean-Jacques Rousseau as “the most perfect and most touching to have come from the pen of any musician.”  In contrast, Vivaldi’s Gloria is inspiring and celebratory.  Written for the all-female choir of a Venetian orphanage, it boasts an almost universally sunny sound-world with Vivaldi’s trademark invigorating melodies.

 

 


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PERGOLESI Stabat mater
VIVALDI Gloria in D major

Conductor and Harpsichord: Jonathan Cohen
Soprano: Katherine Watson
Soprano: Rowan Pierce
Countertenor: Iestyn Davies

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

PERGOLESI Stabat mater
VIVALDI Gloria in D major

Conductor and Harpsichord: Jonathan Cohen
Soprano: Katherine Watson
Soprano: Rowan Pierce
Countertenor: Iestyn Davies

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Schedule

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    19:30 21 Nov 2019 Lincoln Center NEW YORK

    PERGOLESI Stabat mater
    VIVALDI Gloria in D major

    Conductor and Harpsichord: Jonathan Cohen
    Soprano: Katherine Watson
    Soprano: Rowan Pierce
    Countertenor: Iestyn Davies

    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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    19:30 22 Nov 2019 Oberlin Conservatory OHIO

    PERGOLESI Stabat mater
    VIVALDI Gloria in D major

    Conductor and Harpsichord: Jonathan Cohen
    Soprano: Katherine Watson
    Soprano: Rowan Pierce
    Countertenor: Iestyn Davies

    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment