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Esther & Jonah, part of Houston Early Music Festival

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.arslyricahouston.org/esther-jonah/

Venue

Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center
800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002 United States
Phone:
713-533-0080
Website:
https://www.thehobbycenter.org/

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

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