Handel's Royal Fireworks

Dec 1

8:00 PM


Thursday, December 1, 2016

George Frideric Handel was a master composer of both orchestral and choral music, penning some of the most influential vocal compositions of the Baroque era. Nicholas Kraemer, a leading specialist in Handel’s music, conducts an all-Handel program of works ranging from the stirring anthem Zadok the Priest to the jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Note for the Newcomer: An accompanying fireworks display at the premiere of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks set a grand pavilion (built especially for the occasion) on fire, and it burned down during the event.


Handel Zadok the Priest, Coronation Anthem I
Handel Concerto grosso in B-flat Major
Handel Laudate pueri Dominum (Psalm 112)
Handel Silete venti
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversation with John Nygro
30 minute run-time

Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, December 2, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, December 3, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Additional Dates for this Program

Soprano Amanda Forsythe loves the music of the Baroque and Handel in particular: "There are certain Handel arias, where you pick up, and you sing through it once and you think, ‘Right, that sounds great.’ It fits really, really comfortably in the voice.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


Saturday’s concert is sponsored by ITW