We commemorate the anniversary of the Starbucks meeting where ABO was born with a performance of a neglected major work by a composer who was heavily featured in our first ever concert – George Frideric Handel. Premiered in 1744, the oratorio Joseph and His Brethren has been mostly ignored since that time, but contains incredible examples of Handel’s genius. The plot involves the life of the Hebrew patriarch Joseph, from his rise to vizier of all of Egypt due to his interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams, through his testing of the hearts of the brothers who sold him into slavery, to his final reunion with his beloved family. Featuring a full orchestra, choir, and soloists and sung in English with English supratitles, this performance will use a new edition taken from the original manuscript and will be a Texas premiere (and only the second known US performance).
Saturday, May 22, 2021 – 7:00PM
Austin venue TBA
Ticket sales coming soon
As always there will be $5 student tickets available at the door, and K-12 students are free with parent/guardian admission.
Pay-as-you-can tickets are available at the door at both programs (quantities may be limited); pay-as-you-can patrons are asked simply to offer what they can afford, with no questions asked and no judgment passed. We believe the arts are our collective cultural heritage and should be available to all regardless of financial means.
Please feel free to join us 30 minutes before the show for an informal talk by the artistic director about the program.