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Festival Concerts

Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11pm

Tragicomedia
Stephen Stubbs, director

Singen, Spielen, Tanzen, Trinken
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

The Hamburg that Handel knew as a young man was a town full of singing, drinking, dancing, and merriment! For their always-popular Saturday latenight concert, Tragicomedia returns to illuminate this atmosphere of folly and gaiety with a program of songs, dances, and instrumental music from Hamburg around the time of Almira and Handel’s residency in this cosmopolitan city. Caroline Copeland will be featured as Harlequin, and songs by Telemann as well as dances from the Lambranzi collection will complete this popular Festival tradition!

Stephen Stubbs, director, chitarrone & Baroque guitar; Erin Headley, viola da gamba; Paul O’Dette, theorbo & Baroque guitar; Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp; Miloš Valent, violin; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Ulrike Hofbauer, soprano; Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Zachary Wilder, tenor; Jason McStoots, tenor; Christian Immler, baritone; Caroline Copeland, featured Baroque dancer

Stephen Stubbs

"Tragicomedia play with such agile dexterity that your concept of seventeenth-century music will be irrevocably changed."
The Observer