Royal Fireworks Music—and More

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

Purcell

Vivaldi

C. P. E. Bach

Rameau

Handel

Pre-Concert Lectures

Sparks will fly in an evening of exhilarating Baroque works for orchestra. Experience music of glowing color and driving energy as sprightly dances from The Fairy Queen, a Vivaldi bassoon concerto, music by Rameau and C.P.E. Bach, and Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks bring the 2013–14 season to a brilliant close.

Go behind the curtain and get to know our soloists!

Hear the Music

Purcell

  • The Fairy Queen, Prelude to Act 1

C. P. E. Bach

  • Sinfonia in B Minor Wq 182, No. 5, Presto

Vivaldi

  • Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major (La notte), I fantasmi

Rameau

  • Suite from Naïs, Ouverture

Handel

  • Ouverture, Royal Fireworks Music

Program Notes

“Born in 1659, Henry Purcell was the most important composer of the English Baroque…”
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