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BEMF 2014-2015
Amanda Forsythe, soprano David Hansen, countertenor | BEMF Chamber Ensemble

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8pm | Purchase Tickets (from the Harvard Box Office)
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge

Vocal Delights from Monteverdi and Handel

The stars of BEMF’s June 2015 production of Monteverdi’s Poppea—soprano Amanda Forsythe and countertenor David Hansen—are joined by the remarkable musicians of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble and GRAMMY Award-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs for a powerhouse recital featuring gorgeous selections from Poppea, sparkling arias by Handel, and brilliantly virtuosic instrumental gems by Handel and Castello.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm | Artists | Concert Program

“Amanda Forsythe was the star of the show.” —The Wall Street Journal

Artists

Amanda Forsythe in BEMF's 2013 production of Handel's Almira.

David Hansen performs Handel's "Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay" in recital with musicians from Det Norske Kammerorkester

David Hansen performs Handel's "Se in fiorito" from Giulio Cesare in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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"David Hansen is dazzling." -Herald Sun

Artists

Amanda Forsythe, soprano
David Hansen, countertenor

BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Johanna Novom & Theresa Salomon, violin
Laura Jeppesen, viola
Phoebe Carrai, violoncello
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Stephen Stubbs & Paul O'Dette, chitarrone & guitar

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Artists

Claudio Monteverdi: Overture to Poppea (Venice Manuscript)
Monteverdi: Poppea, Act I, sc iii.
Monteverdi: Overture to Poppea (Naples Manuscript)
Monteverdi: Poppea, Act I, sc. x
Dario Castello: Sonata XIV (from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Book 2, Venice)
Monteverdi: Poppea, Act III, sc. v
Castello: Sonata X (from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Book 2, Venice)
Monteverdi: “Pur ti miro” from Poppea
George Frideric Handel: “Schönste Rosen” from Almira
Handel: “Torni pure” from Parnasso in Festa
Handel: Trio Sonata, Op. 5, no. 4:
Handel: “Da tempest” from Giulio Cesare
Handel: “Dopo Notte” from Ariodante
Handel: “Bramo aver mille vite” from Ariodante

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