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Deborah York leans against a statue.

Chamber Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music

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Love and Betrayal
Arias and Duets
by George Frideric Handel
Daniel Taylor, director and countertenor
Deborah York, soprano

7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2011
Schwab Auditorium

Canada’s sensational countertenor Daniel Taylor directs his Chamber Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music in an evening of opera arias and duets by George Frideric Handel. Taylor and English soprano Deborah York sing emotionally charged selections from Giulio Cesare, Rodelinda, Xerses, Rinaldo, and Tolomeo. The chamber orchestra features seven top-flight instrumentalists (two violins, viola, cello, harpsichord, double bass, and lute). The prolific Taylor, a professor of voice at several Canadian universities, can be heard on more than eighty recordings singing repertoire from four centuries. The Times of London describes York — who has recorded more than twenty-five CDs of ancient, operatic, and contemporary music — as “an angelic soprano.”

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Adult $40  |  University Park Student $15  |  18 and Younger $32

sponsor

Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment

Complimentary round-trip shuttle service is provided between the Eisenhower Parking Deck and Schwab Auditorium.

Artistic Viewpoints

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Daniel Taylor, Theatre of Early Music director and countertenor, is offered in Schwab Auditorium one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders.

Photo: Tina Hay

Master class

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. November 18, 2011
128 Music Building II

Theatre of Early Music principal violinist Cynthia Roberts coached a master class for the Penn State School of Music Baroque Ensemble. Professor of Music Rob Nairn led the session. This event was open to the public.

Music 261 class visit

11:15 a.m. November 18, 2011

Daniel Taylor, director and countertenor for the Theatre of Early Music, visited Music 261, Survey of Music History, to discuss early music performance with students. This event was not open to the public.

Master class

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. November 18, 2011
110 Music Building I

Daniel Taylor, director and countertenor for the Theatre of Early Music, coached a master class for Penn State School of Music voice students. Professor of Music Jennifer Trost led the session. This event was open to the public.

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