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A Night with Stars from the Handel and Haydn Society

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Reception to follow

Members $25 and Non-members $35

credit Liz LinderA Night with Stars

Handel and Haydn Society

Musicians from the Handel and Haydn Society will perform music of the Baroque era by Vivaldi, Handel, and others. The concert features Margot Rood, soprano; Aisslinn Nosky, violin; Chloe Prendergast, violin; Guy Fishman, cello; and Ian Watson, harpsichord.

Margot Rood, hailed for her “luminosity and grace” by The New York Times, performs a wide- ranging repertoire. Recent engagements include her Carnegie Hall solo debut in the world premiere of Shawn Jaeger’s Letters Made with Gold, Golijov's Three Songs with A Far Cry, and Pärt's Passio with Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Highlights of Rood’s stage roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd with St. Pete Opera and Emily Webb in Rorem's Our Town with Monadnock Music. She received the St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award in 2015 and was a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music in that same year. Rood is a core member of Lorelei Ensemble, Boston's nine-voice women's ensemble specializing in early and new music.

Aisslinn Nosky was appointed concertmaster of Handel and Haydn in 2011. As a dynamic and versatile violinist, she is in international demand as a soloist and director. In recent seasons she has appeared with La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Staunton Music Festival, Thunder Bay Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, and the Holland Baroque Society.

Guy Fishman, principal Handel and Haydn cellist, is an early music specialist, soloist, recitalist, chamber, and orchestral musician on period and standard cello. Fishman has appeared with Dawn Upshaw, Gil Kalish, Mark Peskanov, Daniel Stepner, Eliot Fisk, Richard Egarr, and Natalie Merchant in recital, and performs at prestigious summer festivals and with respected orchestras such as the Albany Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

Ian Watson has been playing with Handel and Haydn since 2008 and was named Resident Conductor in 2014. Watson has appeared as soloist or conductor with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Scottish Chamber, and The Sixteen, among other ensembles. In 2014, he made a critically acclaimed debut directing the Baroque Band in Chicago and led a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Ninth Symphony in Mechanics Hall, Worcester, with Arcadia Players.

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