Nicholas McGegan Conducts Handel: SAMSON
Date: January 28, 2014
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
On March 4, 2014 at 8:00pm, at Alice Tully Hall, British conductor and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan leads Handel’s Samson. He will be joined by soloists Thomas Cooley (Samson), Megan Chartrand (Dalila), Virginia Warnken (Micah), John Taylor Ward (Manoa) and Andrew Padgett (Harapha) and the American Classical Orchestra. Samson, a dramatic three-act oratorio is considered one of Handel’s finest works. The piece uses a libretto by Newburgh Hamilton, who based it on Milton’s Samson Agonistes, which was based on the figure Samson in the Book of Judges. There will be a pre-performance discussion with musicologist Dr. Neal Zaslaw at 7:00 pm at Alice Tully Hall. Tickets can be purchased on www.aconyc.org and pricing ranges from $35-$90.