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Haïm Leads Handel & Bach

The Handel Project Festival

Sun / Mar 23, 2025 - 2:00PM

The sublime beauty of Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Magnificat ring through Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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About this Performance

Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée, which she founded, are celebrated as some of the most respected performers of Baroque music. In the first season of her three-year role as Artist Collaborator, Haïm and her ensemble join the LA Phil for two magnificent choral tapestries by Bach and Handel. The Guardian wrote that Haïm conducts Handel with “balance between spiritual joy and humane sensuality,” and Gramophone praised her recording of both works with Le Concert d’Astrée saying Haïm “harnesses and molds the solos with a kaleidoscopic scheme of voice-types, hand-picked for each movement and irradiated by sensuous, soft-grained textures and open vowels.” With the help of a celebrated cast of soloists, Haïm sculpts the divine chorales and exalted architecture of Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Magnificat.

This performance is generously supported by the Valerie Franklin Baroque Music Fund.

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