Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Emmanuelle Haïm

March 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

BR-KLASSIK will broadcast the concert live on the radio. To the broadcast

Special concert


Henry Purcell
Extracts from “The Fairy-Queen”
Georg Friedrich Händel
“Royal Fireworks Music”, HWV 351
Georg Friedrich Händel
“Il delirio amoroso”, Cantata for Soprano and Orchestra, HWV 99


Emmanuelle Haïm Conductor
Lenneke Ruiten soprano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

Emmanuelle Haïm, born in Paris in 1962, got her passion for Baroque music from her aunt – from whom she also received her first piano lessons. Today, the conductor and harpsichordist is one of early music’s shining stars, a baroque icon among aficionados. Her musical intensity is captivating, and is characterized by boldness, charm, and flexibility. And the BRSO also treasures these qualities. When Haïm conducts Purcell’s lesser-known semi-opera (a setting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream), it will be her eagerly awaited second appearance with the orchestra since 2017. Since she is particularly known for her performances of Handel (a composer whose music features prominently in her discography), the concert will also include a large suite, the dazzling Music for the Royal Fireworks, as well as an Italian cantata, sung by the wonderful Dutch soprano Lenneke Ruiten, that showcases Handel’s intimate side.

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