Fierce Foes and Musical Masters

Baroque Rivalries Unleashed

Sat – September 30, 2023 @ 7:30pm

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Bastyr University Chapel

Sun – October 1, 2023 @ 2:00pm

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Town Hall Seattle

Our opening concert will transport you back to the Baroque era and to experience the drama and excitement of some of the most notorious musical rivalries in history! Concertmaster Rachell Ellen Wong will lead a SBO quartet through a thrilling face-off between Porpora, the rising opera star, and the fiery young Handel; a fierce power struggle between master violinists Leclair and Guignon in the opulent halls of the Paris royal court; and an epic clash between two groundbreaking Venetian stars, Vivaldi and Albinoni. Prepare to be swept away by the passion, talent, and ambition of these legendary musical giants as they battle for supremacy and leave their mark on the world of classical music.

Handel: Sonata from “Il duello Amoroso”
Porpora: Sinfonia in G minor op. 2 No. 3
Handel: Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 2 No. 1
JM Leclair: Ouverture in A Major, Op. 13 No. 3
JP Guignon: Les Sauvages
Albinoni: Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1 No. 1
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata La Follia in D minor

Seattle Baroque
Rachell Ellen Wong and Christine Wilkinson Beckman, violins
Annabeth Shirley, cello
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord

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