Les Violons du Roy With Stephanie Blythe: Handel, Bach, Haydn and Telemann
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Enjoy a full evening of works by celebrated contemporary choreographer Jirí Kylián in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spring Series at the Harris Theater. You'll be treated to company premieres of Falling Angels and Sarabande along with audience favorites Petite Mort and 27'52". One of six "black and white" works by Kylián, Sarabande features an all-male ensemble and is set to Bach's second partita for solo violin with electronically manipulated sound, made live by the dancers' bodies and voices. The work's counterpart is the driving, hypnotic Falling Angels, set to part one of Steve Reich's phased-percussion composition, Drumming. One of Kylián's most popular works, Petite Mort was created for the 1991 Salzburg Festival commemorating the second centenary of Mozart's death. And the quotidian becomes epic in the masterwork 27'52". Composer Dirk Haubrich's original score borrows two themes by Gustav Mahler as well as text by Baudelaire and Bruce Lee, among others, and demonstrates how Kylián's style shifted at the start of the new millennium. Learn More
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An excellent,engaging chamber orchestra from Quebec returning to the Harris with a program which also featured force of nature and Metropolitan Opera star mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe,in works by Handel,Bach,Telemann,Haydn with an encore by Blythe of an aria from Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice,which she has performed at the MET,including in MET HD LIVE.Les Violons du Roy is always most welcome and the concert was met with standing ovation by an enthusiastic audience,which deserves to be larger the next time Les Violons performs,which we hope will be next season at the Harris..
Telemann -- Orchestral Suite in C Major, TWV 55 :C6 25’
Haydn -- Cantata Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXXVIb :2 18’
Bach -- Orchestral Suite no 4 in D Major, BWV 1069 24’
Handel -- Empio, diro, tu sei, togliti (from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17) 4’
Handel -- L’empio, sleale, indegno (from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17)3’33
Handel -- Dall’ondoso perilglio – Aure, deh, per pieta (from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17)8’33’’