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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (Cancelled)

March 28 - April 30

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this concert has been cancelled. Experience the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it with more than 200 years of cobwebs swept off the score. Enjoy this premiere visit by guest conductor Václav …

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Jonathan Woody World Premiere, from Themes by Ignatius Sancho

April 18 - May 22

H+H will give the world premiere of a commission by Jonathan Woody based on themes of Ignatius Sancho. Born on a ship carrying enslaved people in the Atlantic, Sancho was sold into slavery in the Spanish colony of New Grenada, later making it to England to become a business owner, writer, composer, and the first …

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Heavenly Queens

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EST

It is rare to find works that feature five treble voices, and Gasparini’s Mass for Five Trebles is a wonderful addition to the literature. TENET Vocal Artists was inspired to explore it after the release of a new edition. Heavenly Queens celebrates music composed for convents in two halves: the first half features duets and …

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Composed during the final weeks of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s life, the Stabat Mater is an important text that was widely set during the baroque era. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater is set for soprano and alto with strings and continuo, and we recorded one voice to a part to create an intimate rendition that is socially distanced. …

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Welcome to All the Pleasures! The Odes of Henry Purcell

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Join us for a rerelease of two Purcell Odes, and other previously unreleased works, originally performed May 13, 2018. (soloists) Clara Rottsolk, Stefanie Moore, Jay Carter, Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Salts, Enrico Lagasca. This video will premier on Saturday, March 27 and will be available to be streamed until June 30, 2021.

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Consider Yourself Warned

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - August 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT

17th century Venetian composer and performer Barbara Strozzi continues to be an anomaly to scholars today. She led a fascinating life in that she was an unmarried mother of four children, the illegitimate daughter of a courtly poet, and a wonderful composer whose work was unconnected to the church. Her thoughts speak through her music, …

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Tempesta di Mare Artist Recital: Adam Pearl | harpsichord

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 2 @ 11:30 pm EDT

Artist Recital Series Adam Pearl | harpsichord French Pieces for Harpsichord APR 24–25 events & streaming thru MAY 2 Recorded Live & Streamed On Demand Adam Pearl plays works from his recently released recording Le Clavecin Francaise on the Plectra label, an "astonishignly vivid portrait of a period in which the French school of composition …

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1:00 pm

Adam Bregman: More Musica Practica (1 of 3)—Recta, Ficta, and Tuning

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
$21 – $25

A=440. All instruments/voices (incl. texted music) and levels of experience welcome, however prior knowledge of solmization and the hexachord system is a plus.  More musica practica: Seeing Renaissance Music through the Eyes of Renaissance Musicians This three-week course will take participants through the main aspects of late Medieval and Renaissance “practical music” to help develop a better understanding …

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5:00 pm

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until May 15, 2021


ABOC presents a newly staged production of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. Experience this opera that defined great theater on the English stage. Ticket buyers will receive a link to this digital production via email on April 25, 2021, and can be viewed for 30 days.

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