Since its first inception in the 17th century, Baroque, from the Portuguese barroco meaning misshapen pearl, has fascinated audiences and musicians alike. Known for its elaborate style full of grandeur, exuberance, and ornamentation works created during this era are still highly favored by us for their technical and captivating brilliance.
Join the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, as led by period expert Nicholas McGegan for this divinely populated program that includes a selection of some of the era's best pieces and some more modern works it has inspired.
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Suite No. 1
Handel - Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4
Locatelli - Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1
Rossini - Overture to La Cenerentola
Stravinsky - Suite from Pulcinella