Bejun Mehta sings and conducts Händel

Bejun Mehta
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Sat 27.04.2024 – 20:00
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
Sat 27.04.24
20:00
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The Baroque master Georg Friedrich Händel composed several phenomenal arias for the highest male singing voice. Just the perfect repertoire for countertenor Bejun Mehta, who will also be conducting the orchestra on this occasion. Like Händel, Johann Christian Bach made a career for himself in 18th- century cosmopolitan London, with compositions that bridge the gap between the Baroque and classicism. It was there that he also met Mozart, whose overture to Mitridate is very similar to the work of the London Bach. Twelve years later, the young Mozart demonstrated his maturity in his Haffner Symphony, gradually carving out a niche for himself as an independent composer. Explore the music of this tipping point in the history of music in the Queen Elisabeth Hall!

Met de steun van de Belgische Tax Shelter en Casa Kafka Pictures.

Program

Handel Non fu già men forte Alcide (from Orlando)

Handel Che più si tarda omai... Inumano fratel... Stille amare (from Tolomeo)

Handel Se in fiorito ameno prato (from Giulio Cesare)

Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E, 'Trauersymphonie'

Mozart Mitridate, KV 87: Overture

Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major, KV 385, "Haffner"