Jeanine De Bique with Concerto Köln


Heroines of antiquity reflected in Baroque opera music by George Frideric Handel and contemporaries

Sunday, March 26, 4:00 PM
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

Sensational Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique and world-renowned German Baroque orchestra Concerto Köln take the stage at the beautiful Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland for a program featuring music from De Bique’s acclaimed debut album Mirrors.

Mirrors is centered around George Frideric Handel’s arias for heroines of antiquity such as Cleopatra, Rodelinda, and Alcina, paired with arias for those same heroines written by Handel’s contemporaries (Carl Heinrich Graun and Riccardo Broschi). Through these varied musical characterizations of the same ancient subjects, De Bique and Concerto Köln demonstrate the complex relationship between text, music, and the meaning they imbue.

Concerto Köln

Violin I
Evgeny Sviridov
Justyna Skatulnik
Emily Deans
Frauke Pöhl

Violin II
Anna Kodama
Bruno van Esseveld
Chiharu Abe
Joseph Tan

Antje Sabinski
Cosima Nieschlag

Alexander Scherf

Hannah Freinstein

Jean-Michel Forest

Flora Fabri

Michael Dücker


HANDEL Sinfonia from Partenope

C. H. GRAUN “Risolvere non oso” from Rodelinda

HANDEL “Ritorna, o caro e dolce mio tesoro” from Rodelinda

VINCI Sinfonia from Partenope

C. H. GRAUN “L’empio rigor del fato” from Rodelinda

HANDEL “Ballo: Entrée des songes agréables” from Alcina

HANDEL “Ah, Ruggiero crudel” from Alcina

HANDEL “Ombre pallide” from Alcina

HANDEL Selections from Suite from Rodrigo

MANNA “Chi può dir che rea son io” from Achille in Sciro

HANDEL “M’hai resa infelice” from Deidamia

HANDEL Passacaille from Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399

HANDEL “Che sento? Oh dio! … Se pietà di me non senti” from Giulio Cesare

HANDEL “Ballo: Entrée des Songes agréables effrayés – Combat des Songes funestes et agréables” from Ariodante

C. H. GRAUN “Tra le procelle assorto” from Cleopatra e Cesare

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