Around the World in 80 Minutes
Nic and the Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players join the students from the Juilliard School’s elite period instrument ensemble, J415, in a special side-by-side concert to explore the world of Baroque music with a tour of works by Leclair, Gluck, Avison, Scarlatti, Telemann, Rameau and others. Hear works inspired by the music, culture and people of Baroque France, Spain, Scotland, the Ottoman Empire, Persia and China in this musical excursion.
Come to the museum early to enjoy free access to the dynamic exhibit in Wilsey Court, the Café and Terrace with sculpture garden, and the Hamon Observation Tower on the 9th floor with 360 degree views of the city. Tickets to other museum exhibits can be purchased on site.
CAMPRA Ouverture from L’Europe galante
de LALANDE Excerpts from Les Folies de Cardenio
LECLAIR Excerpts from Scylla et Glaucus
GLUCK Menuet from Don Juan
AVISON Con furia from Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D after Domenico Scarlatti
TELEMANN Excerpts from Suites
RAMEAU Excerpts from Les Paladins and Les Indes Galantes
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sunday, October 29, 4:00 pm
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Since its founding in 2009, Juilliard415, the school’s principal period-instrument ensemble, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond, bringing major figures in the field of early music to lead performances of both rare and canonical works of the 17th and 18th centuries. The many distinguished guests who have led Juilliard415 include Harry Bicket, William Christie, the late Christopher Hogwood, Monica Huggett, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jordi Savall, and Masaaki Suzuki.
Juilliard415 tours extensively in the U.S. and abroad, with notable appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival, Leipzig Bachfest, and Utrecht Early Music Festival (where Juilliard was the first-ever conservatory in residence). With its frequent musical collaborator, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the ensemble has played throughout Italy, Japan, Southeast Asia, the U.K. and, most recently, India. Juilliard415 has performed major oratorios and fully staged Baroque operas every year since its founding. Recent performances include Handel’s Agrippina and Radamisto, Bach’s Matthew and John Passions, Cavalli’s La Calisto, Charpentier’s Actéon with William Christie, and performances in the U.S. and Holland of Bach’s Mass in B Minor conducted by Ton Koopman (a collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague). The ensemble’s most recent international engagement was a 10-concert tour throughout New Zealand with Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki.
The 2017–18 season is notable for the Juilliard debuts of the rising conductor Jonathan Cohen and the Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, a side-by-side collaboration with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, as well as return visits by Rachel Podger in a program of Telemann, William Christie leading Monteverdi’s Il ballo delle ingrate, a concert of music from Handel’s London under the direction of Robert Mealy, an all-Bach concert for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with Maestro Suzuki, and the rare opportunity to see a fully staged production of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, with Stephen Stubbs conducting.