Handel's Water Music

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Handel's Water Music


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times


Nov, 2018

Wednesday, 7:30 PM


Nov, 2018

Friday, 8:00 PM


Nov, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Perfect for Thanksgiving week with family and friends! Savor Handel’s celebratory Water Music, created for King George I’s barge cruise on the River Thames. Its festive and tuneful melodies will transport you like royalty, too. Emmanuelle Haïm leads the Orchestra in this lively program of Baroque favorites.

Program To Include


Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1



Water Music Suites Nos. 3 and 1



Selections from Dardanus


Emmanuelle Haïm


Emmanuelle Haïm


Emanuelle Haim by Marianne Rosenstiehl


Emmanuelle Haïm is highly acclaimed as a performer and champion of the Baroque repertoire, both as a keyboard player and conductor. This season she makes her debut with the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, and returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Last season she made her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic, in performances in Vienna and at the Lucerne Festival, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. She also regularly conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2000 Ms. Haïm founded Le Concert d’Astrée, which has quickly established an international reputation; its 2017–18 season performances include Baroque arias with Magdalena Kožená and revivals of Mozart’s Così fan tutte (premiered at the Aix-en-Provence festival) and Handel’s Alcina (premiered by Zurich Opera). In residence in Lille, France, Le Concert d’Astrée is a passionate and active ambassador for this region. The ensemble also appears in many prestigious venues throughout Europe, including Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien, Berlin Philharmonie, Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Ms. Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée have an extensive discography with Erato / Warner Classics, many of which have won awards including Victoires de la Musique Classique (for Lamenti and Carestini: The Story of a Castrato), the Echo Deutscher Musikpreis, and Grammy Award nominations. The ensemble’s most recent releases are DVDs of Mozart’s Mitridate and Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno. Emmanuelle Haïm has conducted regularly at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, including leading Handel’s Theodora and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. She has also performed Handel’s Rodelinda with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and was the first woman to conduct at Chicago Lyric Opera, leading Handel’s Giulio Cesare. She is a Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, an Officier des Arts et des Lettres, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.

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