Handel & Vaughan Williams

Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:30 pm

Perelman Theater

Monday, April 4, 2022 7:30 pm

Perelman Theater

Dirk Brossé

Elena Urioste

Dirk Brossé Quite A Different Hallelujah

Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending

George Frideric Handel Water Music, Suite No. 1

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend this performance. 

About This Performance

The Chamber Orchestra embarks on a journey up the River Thames with Handel’s Water Music. Written for King George I to be performed on a royal barge in the river, Water Music is actually a collection of orchestral suites that have become some of Handel's most recognizable and beloved compositions. Vaughan Williams’ sublime pastoral romance The Lark Ascending is certainly one of the composer's most enduring and popular masterpieces, and there is perhaps no better musical depiction of England's gentle rolling green hills and wildlife than this clear audience favorite. “But for transfiguring loveliness nothing could beat Vaughan Williams’s meditative, war-haunted pastoral The Lark Ascending, with the guest artist Elena Urioste, sporting a startling patchwork dress, soaring most movingly on her violin, lifting our spirits ever higher the further she flew.” (The Times)