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The Surprises of Love

November 16–20, 2022

PROGRAM

CAMPRA Suite from Le Carnaval de Venise
FRANCOEUR Suite from Symphonies pour le Festin Royal du Comte d’Artois
RAMEAU Suite from Les Surprises de l’Amour

This performance will last approximately 100 minutes, with one intermission.

ARTISTS

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m. | First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
Friday, November 18, 8:00 p.m. | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday, November 19, 8:00 p.m. | First Church, Berkeley
Sunday, November 20, 4:00 p.m. | First Church, Berkeley

ABOUT THIS CONCERT

We welcome back Music Director Laureate Nicholas McGegan for this feast of French Baroque entertainment.

And what entertainment it is. Rameau’s music always defies expectations, and Les Surprises de l’Amour is no exception—the music of this opera-ballet is packed full of enchanting moments. Its companion here is a genre-defining piece that blends styles traditional and sensational, ballet and opera, French passion and Italian humor. Campra’s “The Carnival of Venice” was a smash hit in his time, and certainly continues to deliver that same one-of-a-kind thrill—a spirited experience like no other.

PROGRAM NOTES

The program notes for this performance will be available here one week before the first performance.

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