Classical Handel & Haydn Society Tours West Coast

Posted on Apr 20 by SEASONS Magazine

If you crave classical music, don’t miss your chance to see Handel & Haydn Society on its West Coast tour, April 26–May 1. H&H Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus will hit Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Berkeley for four concerts, as well as workshops and master classes.

This year’s concert features Handel’s dynamic oratorio Jephtha and Vivaldi’s crowd-pleasing The Four Seasons, along with other classical works under director Harry Christophers. H&H Society hasn’t performed Jephtha since 1867, making this a must-see concert.

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Not sure what to expect from an oratorio? Picture a collaboration between orchestra and chorus as they bring to life the sweeping religious legend of Jephtha in a musical style reminiscent of an opera. The Four Seasons, meanwhile, is a relaxing jaunt through the seasons, as told by a violin soloist supported by the orchestra. Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky will lead as the soloist.

The society’s Santa Barbara concert will take place May 1, 8 p.m., at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. While they’re in town, the musicians will also offer a free master class for budding soloists at UCSB.

For a complete program listing and concert information, visit H&H Society online.

-Chelsea Joy

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