Countertenor Fireworks

Date & Time

Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:30 pm
Monday, November 7, 2022 7:30 pm


Geoffrey McDonald conductor

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen countertenor


Henry Purcell Abdelazer Suite

Evan Williams Sinfony
Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence

George Frideric Handel Sinfonia from Agrippina

Stille amare” from Tolomeo

Symphony – Allegro from Saul

“Impious wretch” from Saul

Symphony – Larghetto from Saul

“O Lord, whose mercies numberless” from Saul

Christoph Willibald Gluck “Che faro senza Euridice” from Orfeo ed Euridice

Antonio Vivaldi Overture from L’Olimpiade

“In si torbida procella” from Bajazet

“Cruda sorte” from Bajazet

Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

We explore the range and virtuosity of the Baroque countertenor through favorite works of Handel, Gluck, and Vivaldi. We also hear the premiere of Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence Evan Williams’ “Sinfony” inspired by the French overtures of Handel.


Perelman Theater
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102


75 Minutes