A Classical New England Bach Birthday Celebration

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The Handel and Haydn Society Bicentennial Season Opening Concert

The Handel and Haydn Society Bicentennial Season Opening Concert

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Handel's Samson with H+H

Handel's Samson with H+H

Classical Concerts

New Year's Day 2014 with Boston Baroque

New Year's Day 2014 with Boston Baroque

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Boston Baroque and Music Director Martin Pearlman ring in 2014 with an All-Bach concert at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., hosted by WCRB's Cathy Fuller and Brian McCreath.

Handel's Messiah from Boston

Handel's Messiah from Boston

Classical Concerts

Dec. 2, 2012
Symphony Hall

The Handel and Haydn Society159th annual performance Handel's Messiah, with hosts Brian McCreath and Thomas Forrest Kelly

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
Chorus and Orchestra of the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, conductor

Handel - Messiah

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(photo of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus courtesy of the Handel and Haydn Society)

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 1

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

Boston Baroque's Messiah, Part 2

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Martin Pearlman leads Boston Baroque in Handel's Messiah, recorded in concert at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on Dec. 8, 2012, with soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor John McVeigh, and baritone Andrew Garland.


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Classical New England host Cathy Fuller welcomes pianist Simone Dinnerstein, guitarist Xuefei Yang, and an audience to our Fraser Performance Studio to commemorate the 327th anniversary of J.S. Bach's birth.

On this all-Bach program:

from The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV 508: Bist du bei mir
Xuefei Yang, guitar

Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001
Xuefei Yang, guitar

from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: Air (Air on the G string)
Xuefei Yang, guitar

Chorale prelude: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Chorale prelude: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147
Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Prelude, BWV 846
Xuefei Yang, guitar

Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Xuefei Yang, guitar; Elias String Quartet

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (excerpts)
Simone Dinnerstein, piano

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