Evaristo Felice dall'Abbaco
Concerto a piu instrumenti in D Major Op 5 No 6
Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2 in B Flat
Concerto for Violin, 2 horns, Oboes & strings RV569
Concerto in D Major Op 3 No 5
Concerto Op 3 No 11 in D Minor RV 565
Concerto for French Horns in F Major HWV 331
(program subject to change)
The English Concert
Harry Bicket, director
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The English Concert is an outstanding orchestra: exceptional, in the world-renowned quality, ambition and variety of its live and recorded output; unique, in the zeal of its players for working and performing together; unwavering, in its desire to connect with its audience throughout the world.Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty.
Making his Glyndebourne festival debut in 1996 with Peter Sellars’ landmark production of Theodora, Harry Bicket is internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction. Noted particularly for his interpretation of baroque and classical repertoire, he was appointed Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007. In 2013 Harry also became Chief Conductor of Sante Fe Opera, opening the following season with a critically-acclaimed Fidelio.
From New York to Los Angeles, and Hong Kong to Stockholm, Harry is no stranger to the great orchestras and opera houses the world over. Following his celebrated production of Rodelinda with Renée Fleming and David Daniels in 2004, he is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera. The current season is no different, with visits to Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cleveland Orchestra and extensive touring with The English Concert to the United States, Europe, and the Far East.
While his production of Handel’s Orlando for the Royal Opera House received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Opera Production, his recordings are equally admired, receiving both Grammy and Gramophone nominations for his recordings with David Daniels, Susan Graham, and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.