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Early Music, Venice Baroque Orchestra & Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor, February 7, 2014; Patron Sponsors: Francoise Stone


Works by Veracini, Porpora, Vivaldi, and Geminiani

Cal Performances audiences first heard the "pure, radiant voice" (Los Angeles Times) of the sensational countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in his thrilling performance with the ensemble Apollo's Fire two seasons ago. Now he joins the illustrious Venice Baroque Orchestra for a selection of arias by Baroque composer Nicola Porpora, whose most famous protégé was the castrato Farinelli. The orchestra, "a superbly polished period-instrument group known for its fresh, zesty Vivaldi" (New York Times), also plays a rich assortment of instrumental works by Vivaldi, Veracini, and Geminiani.

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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Fri, Feb 7, 8 pm