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Announces its 2023/24 season

The English Concert is an outstanding orchestra and under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout it has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty.

The English Concert’s 2023/24 season centres on the works of Handel and includes collaborations with returning artists Iestyn Davies, Lucy Crowe and Kristian Bezuidenhout. This season will see the orchestra’s continued dedication to the works of Handel, through a tour of Rodelinda concert performances of Clori, Tirsi and Fileno, in addition to regular uploads of concert footage as part of Handel for All, The English Concert’s legacy project dedicated to streaming all of Handel’s music.

Alfonso Leal de Ojo, Chief Executive of The English Concert, says: “This season our flagship legacy project, Handel for All, will celebrate its first birthday in February – an important milestone in our journey to celebrate the works of Handel. Our programme of his works continues to flourish both online and on stage. In addition to the works of Handel, we also dedicate the opening of our season to another great baroque master, Bach, as Iestyn Davies takes to the stage with The English Concert for a late-night Prom featuring some of his most inspired works for voice.” 

Highlights include:

  • Harry Bicket conducts performances of Handel’s Rodelinda in the UK, North America, China and South Korea
  • Concert performances of Handel’s Clori, Tirsi and Fileno with Iestyn Davies at Wigmore Hall, and Amadigi at St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • New releases as part of Handel for All including Solomon with Ann Hallenberg, Amadigi, and Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • Performance at the BBC Proms featuring the works of Bach for a special late-night performance
  • A return to Garsington for performances of Platee conducted by Paul Agnew

Concert Listings:

  • Friday 25 August, 10:15pm, Late Night Bach at BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall
  • Thursday 21 September, 7:30pm, Amadigi di Gaula, St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Saturday 23 September, 7:30pm, Handeliade – Acis & Galatea, Boughton House
  • Wednesday 18 October, 7:30pm, Clori, Tirsi and Fileno, Wigmore Hall
  • Saturday 2 December, 7:30pm, Rodelinda, Saffron Hall

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