Bach, Handel, and Hercules: 21/22 Season Opener Concert
September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Ars Lyrica returns to the Hobby Center with a morality tale set to music by both Bach and Handel. The iconic strongman Hercules earned his place in the pantheon not through conquests but rather for his wisdom and honor. A pillar of mythology since Antiquity, Hercules faces a familiar dilemma, one that found significant resonance in the Baroque era, when ancient stories were a principal source of moral instruction. Both composers treat Hercules’ temptation and ultimate embrace of virtue with ravishing arias and grand ensembles.
Bach, Handel, and Hercules
9/24/21 at 7:30 pm
Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Concert broadcast presented on YouTube
On the program:
G.F. Handel, The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69
J.S. Bach, Hercules at the Crossroads, BWV 213
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor
Nola Richardson, soprano
Leia Lensing, mezzo-soprano
Steven Brennfleck, countertenor
Season Subscriptions ($148-$420): https://my.thehobbycenter.org/packages
Digital Subscriptions ($120): https://www.arslyricahouston.org/purchase/2122ds
In-Person Single Tickets ($25-$75): https://my.thehobbycenter.org/4816/4822
Digital Single Event Passes ($20): https://www.arslyricahouston.org/purchase/hercules
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