Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Seattle Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann, Music Director

Ode to the Orchestra

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Nordstrom Recital Hall

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Seattle Baroque Orchestra closes its season with a program that spans the late 17th century, one of the most exciting periods in music history. Tormented by war, plague, and destruction, those years yielded some of the finest orchestral works we celebrate today. Under the direction of Alexander Weimann, SBO explores the foundation of the Baroque chamber orchestra form with works from Corelli, Biber, and Lully as well as Georg Muffat’s concerti grossi Delirium amoris, Dule Somnium, and Saeculum.
 

“A sense of humor pervaded the excellently-played concert, showing up even on musicians’ faces, playing such lighthearted music and apparently enjoying themselves as much as the audience.” -City Arts

Program
Battaglia, Cyriacus Wilcke (c1625-1667)

“Dulce Somnium” from Exquisitioris Harmoniae Instrumentalis Gravi-Iucundae (1701), Georg Muffat (1653-1704)

Suite IV from Le Journal du Printemps (1695), Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (c.1656-1746)

“Saeculum”, Georg Muffat

“Delirium Amoris”, Georg Muffat

Suite from Armide (Entrée, Air, Air, Passacaille), Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1678)

Sonata V from Armonico Tributo (1682), Georg Muffat
 
 
Seattle Baroque Orchestra Photo by Ben VanHouten

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