Handel's Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
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The last date listed for Handel's Messiah was Saturday December 15, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
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- Listen to an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfsymphony.org/Media/Player.aspx?mediapath=&mediaid=HandelMess.swf">audio sample</a> of <em>Messiah</em>.
- Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to the concert.
Few pieces can deliver a fresh perspective each time they are heard. Handel’s Messiah is one of those works that yields a new secret on every hearing. Composed in 1741, it reportedly was a favorite work of Beethoven for its “sublimity of language.” For modern listeners, it holds a place of reverence in the canon for its universal appeal and moments of timeless expression.
Artists: Ragnar Bohlin conductor
Joélle Harvey soprano
Jennifer Johnson-Cano mezzo-soprano
Andrew Stenson tenor
Michael Sumuel baritone
San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
The concert runs approximately 90 minutes. There is no intermission.