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Handel Week 2010
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact:
Jean Lotus 708-707-4939 jean.lotus@gmail.com
Brett Fulkerson-Smith 708-310-2076 bfulkers@iit.edu
 
Photos of performers available!
 
OAK PARK'S HANDEL WEEK FESTIVAL
PRESENTS 11TH SEASON
FEBRUARY 20, 26 & MARCH 7, 2010
 
Festival celebrates Handel’s 325th birthday week with choral masterpieces, breathtaking solo cantatas and Rodelinda: an opera of tragedy, treachery and a tortured queen triumphant.
 
Oak Park’s Handel Week Festival presents its eleventh successful season of don’t-miss performances of the works of the beloved baroque composer. Performed in the acoustically exceptional Grace Episcopal Church (924 Lake Street, Oak Park) the Handel Week Festival presents three extraordinary selections from Handel’s prolific and varied repertoire.
 
Handel Week is the only organization in Chicago dedicated to the music of George Frideric Handel(b. Feb. 23, 1685- d. 1759).  Handel Week is now extended to three performances in consecutive weeks. Conceived a decade ago by its founders, Dr. Dennis E. Northway and Charles Chauncey Wells, as the western suburbs' answer to the highly successful Bach Week Festival in Evanston, Handel Week stands alone as one of Chicago's best sources for top-quality, professional performances of Handel's music.
 
All Handel Week performances include a pre-concert lecture and post-concert reception. The festival offers free parking in an adjacent lighted lot and free admission for children and teens between the ages of 8-18. Subscriptions and single tickets for Handel Week Festival 2010 are on sale now at the Handel Week box office 708-383-2261. More information is available at www.handelweek.com.
 
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 pm  
 
Concert I: The Grand Handel: Music for the Peace!
Jubilate & Te Deum for the Peace of Utrecht HWV 278, 279  
(Pre-Concert discussion at 6:45; Reception with the artists follows the concert)
 
Featuring the Handel Week Orchestra & Chorus
 
The Utrecht Jubilate and Te Deum, written for chorus and orchestra, were first performed at the thanksgiving for the Treaty of Utrecht held in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, on 7 July 1713. They were quickly established in standard use on such occasions because of their elegance and splendor. Hear a rare performance of this magnificent pair of choral masterworks by our own virtuoso Handel Week Festival Choir.
 
Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm  
 
Concert II: Cabaret Handel: HANDEL, SCARLATTI & BACH
Cantata: Su le sponde del Tebro - Alessandro Scarlatti
Harpsichord Suite – Handel
Cantata: Salve Regina HWV 241 – Handel
Harpsichord Partita – Handel
Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51 – J.S. Bach
(Pre-Concert discussion at 6:45; Reception with the artists follows the concert)
 
Featuring Soloist Rosalind Lee
 
For the first time in our history we compare the music of Handel with Scarlatti and Bach! Hear the jewel-toned Rosalind Lee present three show-stopping virtuoso cantatas by the three great Baroque masters accompanied by string quartet and trumpet! Keyboard virtuoso Erik Liefrinck joins us to present a set of variations and a suite of Handel. This is not-to-be-missed chamber music!  
 
Sunday, March 7, 3:00 pm  
 
Concert III: THE OPERA RODELINDA
Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi HWV 19
(Pre-Concert discussion at 2:15; Reception with the artists follows the concert)
 
Featuring Soloists Kimberly McCord, Gerald Frantzen, Philip Kraus and the Handel Week Orchestra
 
The king is dead . . . or is he? Queen Rodelinda is presented with tragic scenarios that lead to a gripping climax! Hear what is regarded by some to be Handel's most beautiful theatrical composition. Rodelinda is filled with glorious voices, high drama, secrets and swordplay.  
 
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