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Esther & Jonah, part of Houston Early Music Festival

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

This program comprises two concise music dramas from opposite ends of the 18th century: G. F. Handel’sEsther (1718) and Samuel Felsted’s Jonah (1775). With gorgeous arias and stirring choruses, Handel’s first English-language oratorio celebrates an Old Testament heroine’s ultimate victory over the forces of evil. Such works provided valuable models for Samuel Felsted, a composer born to an English family in Jamaica in the early 1740s. His concise setting of the story of Jonah and the whale is the first American oratorio.


February 16, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center
800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002 United States


Additional Cost(s)
$39-65, student tickets $22

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