Handel’s Royal Fireworks

Sat. November 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Sun. November 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Julia Wedman, leader/violin
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

George Frideric Handel: Royal Fireworks Music / Chaconne from Terpsicore / “Da tempeste” from Giulio Cesare / “Myself I shall adore” from Semele / “Affanni del pensier” from Ottone
Johann Adolph Hasse: Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 6
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto Grosso in D Major, TWV 54:D4

Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music is a festive, fabulous showstopper that’s been called “a dozen stirring fanfares rolled into one.” At its premiere in 1749, nearly 12,000 people packed the concert hall, causing a traffic jam that closed London Bridge for several hours. The popularity of this explosive dance suite in five movements remains today – festive, bright, and strong. Plus, JUNO Award-winning Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet brings beauty and expression to this concert led by Symphony Nova Scotia’s Principal Baroque Leader, Julia Wedman.

Please note: Baroque Series subscriptions include tickets for Nov. 26.

Ticket info

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