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From the Director

Handel Week 2021 Season Overview:
EXCITING MUSIC IN DIFFICULT TIMES!
What a difference a year makes! Welcome to Handel Week Festival’s 2021, 22nd festival Season! We are delighted you are reading this! This is a tough time, but music is perhaps more important than ever in times like these! As this is a season of Pandemic, our season will be different than any other year; nonetheless we hope you will join us!

This year each concert will be offered electronically in any format that you might chose (CD, .mp3, download or dropbox). Because we value deeply our fine musicians who have given us such fine music over the decades, please know your support will go to them to compensate them for their artistry. Our first concert will be our chamber concert featuring Soprano, Mezzo, two Violins and Basso Continuo. We are exceptionally proud of our chamber concerts that offer music that is often almost impossible to find anywhere. This first offering will be available during the month of January, 2021 and features the dynamic artistry of Amy Conn, Julia Bentley, Thomas Yang, Jeri-Lou Zike, Richard Yeo and Dennis Northway. These concerts have never been available for personal listening, so this is a rare opportunity!

The second offering will be Handel’s Music for Royal Fireworks and Water Music – truly some of Handel’s most wonderful and popular music. You can own our thrilling and dynamic performances of these two monuments of music! These performances, from previous seasons, will be delivered to your door in any format you chose (CD, .mp3, download or dropbox) during February, 2021. This is perfect music to uplift one’s spirits, or play as background music for in-home projects or dinner parties!

Our third is a stunning chamber concert by Countertenor Jake Barlow, along with Richard Yeo, Cello, Marcia Hustad, Flute and Virtuoso Keyboardist Erik Liefrinck of cantatas of Handel music for Flute and Harpsichord. They will arrive with full translations and artist biographies along with information on the date of the performance. These very rare cantatas are hard, if not impossible, to find! They will be delivered to our subscriber’s door or inbox by March, 2021. They will be a treat to your ears!

We are excited to present this music to you, our dedicated audience! We also look forward to greeting you in person next season!

Cordially,
Dennis E. Northway, Artistic Director

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