London Handel Players Visit Detroit for Debut Performance, Today
The London Handel Players, one of the world's premier Baroque ensembles, makes its metropolitan Detroit debut on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's Signature Series Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 PM. The concert takes place at the Birmingham First United Methodist Church, located at 1589 W. Maple Road in Birmingham.
The program, "Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life," is devoted to music by two giants of the Baroque era, George Frederic Handel and Georg Philipp Telemann, who enjoyed a life-long friendship; this year also marks Telemann's 250th birthday anniversary.
The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents
London Handel Players
Saturday, December 02, 2017, 8 PM
Birmingham First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Road, Birmingham
"Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life"
Handel: Trio Sonata in F major, HWV 389
Telemann: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in A major, TWV 41:A6 (from Essercizii Musici)
Handel/Arr. Brown: Arias from Semele and Alcina
Telemann: Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in C major, TWV 41:C5 (from Essercizii Musici)
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430 (The Harmonious Blacksmith)
Telemann: Paris Quartet No. 6 in E minor
General Admission Tickets: $25; $15.00 for students
Since making their debut in 2000 at Handel's own parish church, St George's Hanover Square, as part of London Festival in 2000, the London Handel Players appear regularly at the leading venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world's leading singers.
Praised by The New York Times for their "soulful depth" and "consummate skill and musicianship," The London Handel Players have performed across Canada and the United States, making their New York debut at the Frick Museum in 2012 and returning to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014.
Highlights of the 2017-18 season include concerts at the Korcula Festival and in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a five-city U.S. tour that includes concerts in Detroit, New York, Melbourne (FL), Quebec and Montreal, a return visit to the Internationale Händel-Festpiele Göttingen and the launch of their highly anticipated and groundbreaking new baroque dance and music project, Caractères de la Dance - A Baroque Rebellion!
Individually, the London Handel Players pursue busy solo and conducting careers and are leading professors in the field of early music at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music. Their numerous recordings, including four Handel recordings entitled "Handel at Home," have been critically acclaimed. The ensemble's latest disc, A Tribute to Bach, was released in 2016.