Schola Cantorum and Juilliard415, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, will perform Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Composed in 1740, this pastoral ode is based upon the poetry of John Milton. Milton’s two poems, L’Allegro and il Moderato were arranged by James Harris (1709-1780), interweaving them to create dramatic tension between the personified characters.
Masaaki Suzuki is the principal guest conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum and conductor of the Bach Collegium Japan.
Yale Schola Cantorum is a chamber choir that performs sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concert settings and choral services around the world. It is sponsored by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and conducted by David Hill. Masaaki Suzuki is the ensemble’s principal guest conductor.
Juilliard415 is the principal period-instrument ensemble of the Juilliard School in New York City.