Lauded for sensuous, sprightly performances and visionary programming, the San Francisco–based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and its venerated leader Nicholas McGegan are joined by vocal stars Anne Sofie von Otter and Anthony Roth Costanzo for a wondrous evening of music spanning the Baroque to now. Opening with a delectable collection of Handel arias and culminating in Purcell’s regal Suite from The Fairy Queen, the program’s Baroque masters are connected—and illuminated—by ethereal works from Arvo Pärt and Caroline Shaw.

The Program

“A star of the American early-music scene.”
– New York Times on the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
“One of the finest baroque conductors of his generation.”
– Independent (U.K.) on Nicholas McGegan
“Otter’s delivery is superb, reaching feverish heights.”
– Arts Desk (U.K.) on Anne Sofie von Otter
“Superstar countertenor…his voice a prism of brilliant colors.”
– New Yorker on Anthony Roth Costanzo


1941 Broadway


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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm Alice Tully Hall

Chamber Orchestras

Pre-concert lecture by Andrew Shenton at 6:15 pm in Rose Studio (Rose Building, 10th Floor)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor

Performance Details

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