BEMF Chamber Ensemble, Philippe Jaroussky, & Amanda Forsythe

2019–2020 Season

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble
with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
& Amanda Forsythe,
soprano

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8pm | Select Your Seats
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3pm | Select Your Seats
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston

La storia di Orfeo: Monteverdi • Sartorio • Rossi
Orpheus, the divine musician who ventures to the underworld in a desperate bid to save his beloved Eurydice, has been an enduring source of inspiration for composers across the centuries. Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky—alongside sublime soprano Amanda Forsythe—draws on three Italian Baroque operas to create a vivid pastiche of this tragic legend for the concert stage. Enjoy timeless arias and duets by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, and Antonio Sartorio with these incomparable artists, as well as instrumental interludes from other Baroque masters.

Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to each performance.

Part of a North American Tour with additional concert performances in Montréal (November 19), Seattle (November 22), Kansas City (November 24), and New York City (November 26). LEARN MORE!

A brilliant idea… Jaroussky moves from husky despair to assertive persuasion.”

—Gramophone