The English Concert, Harry Bicket / Andreas Scholl

Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:00PM
NEC's Jordan Hall

The English Concert, Harry Bicket / Andreas Scholl
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The English Concert
Harry Bicket, conductor/harpsichordist
Andreas Scholl, countertenor

The English Concert, founded in 1972 by Trevor Pinnock, has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, and under the leadership of harpsichordist Harry Bicket it shows every sign of continuing its illustrious tradition of excellence.

Program: Scenes from "King Arthur" and "Fairy Queen"

Sonata à 6 for trumpet, strings and continuo
Mark Bennett, trumpet

Three Airs
  Sweeter than roses
  Music for a while
  Evening Hymn
Andreas Scholl, countertenor


Music from King Arthur
  First music: Chaconne
  Second Music: Overture

O solitude, my sweetest choice
 Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Airs and Interludes from King Arthur
  Symphony: Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying
  What power art thou (The Cold Genius)
  Symphony from Act V
  Fairest isle
  Overture to Act I
   Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Passacaglia from Sonata No. 5 in G Major
Armonico Tributo, 1682

Airs and Interlude from The Fairy Queen
  Overture to Act I
  One charming night
  Dance for the followers of night
  Second Act Tune: Air
  Prelude to Act III
  Air: If Love’s a sweet passion
 Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
 Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Interludes from The Fairy Queen
 Symphony from Act V
 Monkeys’ Dance
 Chaconne from Act V

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