New York Baroque Incorporated Alchemy Series

NYBI launches Alchemy, a specially curated four-part series based on the classical elements earth, water, air and fire. Programs feature a widespread selection of works by 17th- and 18th-century pan-European composers who are both the usual and unusual suspects.

All performances are ticketed and take place at St. Paul's Chapel.

 
 

April 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
ALCHEMY:WATERWatch Concert
Ebb and Flow

As with waves breaking on the shore, water is continually pushing and pulling, never still. Even in winter, when water becomes ice, it melts and refreezes or falls from the sky as snow. 

Georg Philipp Telemann, Ouverture-Suite "Wassermusik," TWV 55:C3
Antonio Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297 "L’inverno"
Pietro Locatelli, Concerto Grosso in E-flat Major, Op. 7, No. 6, "Il pianto d’Arianna"
George Frideric Handel, Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
New York Baroque Incorporated; Wen Yang, artistic and executive director


April 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
ALCHEMY:AIRWatch Concert
Fly Zephyr Fly

In the stories of Ovid, the gentle west wind propels lovers together and is responsible for the coming of spring. Love is in the air with the sweet, sumptuous voice of soprano Teresa Wakim. 

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Suite from Platée
         Ouverture – Air Pantomimem – Rigaudon – Orage – Air, Pour des foux gais – Chaconne
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Orphée
George Frideric Handel, Il delirio amoroso, HWV99
New York Baroque Incorporated; Wen Yang, artistic and executive director


May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
ALCHEMY:EARTHWatch Concert
Noises from the Field

Marin Marais, Suite from Alcyone
           Ouverture – Prélude de L’Acte troisième – Marche pour les Matelots – Air des Matelots – Symphonie – Tempeste – Chaconne
Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8 "Fatto per la notte di Natale"
Carlo Farina, Capriccio Stravagante
Georg Philipp Telemann, Ouverture-Suite "a la pastorelle," TWV 55:F7
New York Baroque Incorporated; Wen Yang, artistic and executive director


May 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
ALCHEMY: FIREWatch Concert
The Devil Within

“I burn, I pine, I perish” -The Taming of the Shrew

Once lit, a flame either catches or flutters and fails. It needs fuel to burn and air to breathe. Alchemy: Fire ignites that devil within with the smoldering bass voice of Dashon Burton and the bright, clear sound of four natural trumpets.

George Frideric Handel, Overture; “Qual’insolita luce – Caddi, è ver, ma nel cadere”; Ebben, questo tuo Nume – O voi dell’Erebo” from La resurrezione, HWV 47 ; “I rage, I melt, I burn … O ruddier than the cherry” from Acis and Galatea
Alessandro Scarlatti, Sinfonia avanti la Serenata
Bonaventura Aliotti, “Cessi il vostro dolore –Non sospirare no – Se dell’ombre il” from Santa Rosalia
Johann Sebastian Bach, “Der alte Drache brennt vor neid” from Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130; “Alles, was von Gott geboren” from Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 
New York Baroque Incorporated; Wen Yang, artistic and executive director
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