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HELL HATH NO FURY // Twelfth Night

Washington Heights

Fri, October 27, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT

Pay the musicians
Capacity
15 of 25 spots still available
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Host

I’m thrilled to be hosting Groupmuse concerts again beginning with the exciting ensemble TWELFTH NIGHT lead by violinist Rachell Ellen Wong and keyboardist David Belkovski. Hope you can come join us for an evening of beautiful music and stimulating conversation.

What's the music?

Twelfth Night voice, 2 violins, cello, harpsichord

The program features works which explore the topic of Love and Loss. At the emotional heart of the program is Handel's dramatic tour de force, Armida abbandonata, which follows Armida as she struggles through the pain of heartache and abandonment.

Nicola Porpora Sinfonia in G Minor
George Friderich Handel Al dispetto del sorte crudele
George Friderich Handel Armida abbandonata
Geminiani/Corelli Trio Sonata in C Major
Tarquinio Merula Ciaccona
Domenico Mazzochi Sdegno campion audace

Where does this music come from?

In the grassy gardens of princely Italian villas, a boisterous George Friderich Handel found himself surrounded by the greatest thinkers and artists of his day. During these weekend meetings, suggestively called Conversations, ideas would be passed around and relentlessly dissected. Love, death, loss, goodness — no concept was found to be off-limits, and the loftier idea, the better. In this makeshift Eden, a young Handel experimented and pushed his art to the farthest reaches, where he seemed to string together the pearls with striking rapidity. These pearls were, in the spirit of the Baroque, audacious, misshapen, and vivid, but never without Handel’s signature attention to beauty.

Twelfth Night presents a typically spectacular set of music that would have been heard in these gardens — vocal and instrumental music of Handel is joined by Porpora, Corelli, Merula, and Mazzochi.

Location

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Attendees

Greta M.
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Jon M. (he/him)
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Margaret D.
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Mitch M.
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Stan S.
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