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A Far Cry: Obsession

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

A Far Cry’s first all-Baroque concert explores the forbidden territory of obsession, fixing its gaze relentlessly on whatever subject it touches. Vivaldi’s warnings against worldly indulgence in “Nulla” are thoroughly ignored as the warlike sounds of Meder’s “Battaglia” fill the air, as Armida suffers from love’s agony, and as the craziness of “La Folia”’s repetition takes hold. The luminous Amanda Forsythe is guest artist in cantatas by Vivaldi and Handel.

  • Johann Meder: Battaglia
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera
  • Johann Meder: Sonata “Der polnische Pracher”
  • Georg Frideric Handel: Armida Abbandonata
  • Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia

Featuring Amanda Forsythe, soprano

Earlier Event: November 15
A Far Cry: Obsession
Later Event: November 28
Handel and Haydn Society: Messiah