In case holiday shopping is on your mind, give the gift of great music, live and recorded.
Nothing beats 5-star music for stuffing a stocking, and our latest CD, Johann Friedrich Fasch: Orchestral Works, Volume 3, has been raking in those cute little ★’s from the European press of late. Volume 3 has two orchestral suites, a concerto for orchestra, a violin concerto and, for even more variety, two chamber concertos: one for recorder and one for lute. Recommended by critic David Patrick Stearns in the Philadelphia Inquirer November feature, “Gift Guide: 42 Philly-made gifts from $20-$500”Buy the CD
Tempesta is doing it at last: Handel’s Messiah on March 17 in the Irvine Auditorium. Who won’t feel the glow when they find tickets to this in the stocking or baked into the pudding! Come stand for the “Hallelujah” Chorus as Tempesta teams up with Choral Arts and four world-renowned baroque-specialist soloists, Ah Young Hong, soprano, Jennifer Lane, alto, Aaron Sheehan, tenor, and William Sharp, bass. And we’re not just styling this classic baroque: we’ll also be performing it in its original orchestration. A guaranteed ear-opener if you’ve only ever heard The Messiah with a symphony orchestra and massive chorus.Buy Messiah Tickets