Having astounded audiences in New York and Boston with her tremendous vocal agility in Handel’s Orlando, soprano Yulia Van Doren makes her subscription-season debut with Philharmonia singing William Boyce’s serenata, Solomon. Joining her is tenor Thomas Cooley, an audience favorite known for his sensitivity and range of expression. William Boyce was one of England’s most talented 18th century composers. His lyrical Solomon is a wonderful gem for modern audiences to discover. Also on the program are works by John Stanley and William Croft, two English contemporaries of Handel.
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director
On the program:
Concerto in B minor, Op. 2, No. 2
The Burial Service
Solomon, a serenata
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Pre-concert lectures for Solomon in London will be given by Dr. John Prescott in San Francisco and Berkeley, and by Anna Wittstruck for the concert at Bing Concert Hall. Lectures begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert.