Friday, October 26, 2007 7:30pm
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Delirio Amoroso: Handel’s Italian Years
St. James Church (Gore & Cordova)
As a 20-year old musical hopeful, Georg Händel (he hadn’t anglicized his name yet) took a trip to Italy to find out what was going on in that musical world. The Italians were singing (what else?), and the young composer quickly adopted an exuberant operatic style. “Il Delirio Amoroso” was one of three cantatas he composed at that time. In this concert you’ll not only hear what Händel wrote, but also what he heard. Music by Handel interspersed with Stradella, Corelli, and Perti.
Mamma mia, bring on the pasta. You’ll love it!
Pacific Baroque Orchestra with Alexander Weimann, harpsichord and guest leader; Chloe Meyers, violin; and Washington McClain, oboe
Friday, October 26, 7.30 PM • Free Admission