NYBI Alchemy: Fire

May 22, 2019

NYBI launches Alchemy, a series based on the classical elements: water, air, earth, and fire. Program features a pan-European selection of works.

May 22 at 7:30pm:

The Devil Within

“I burn, I pine, I perish” -The Taming of the Shrew

Once lit, a flame either catches or flutters and fails. It needs fuel to burn and air to breathe. Alchemy: Fire ignites that devil within with the smoldering bass voice of Dashon Burton and the bright, clear sound of four natural trumpets.

George Frideric Handel, Overture; “Qual’insolita luce – Caddi, è ver, ma nel cadere”; Ebben, questo tuo Nume – O voi dell’Erebo” from La resurrezione, HWV 47 ; “I rage, I melt, I burn … O ruddier than the cherry” from Acis and Galatea
Alessandro Scarlatti, Sinfonia avanti la Serenata
Bonaventura Aliotti, “Cessi il vostro dolore –Non sospirare no – Se dell’ombre il” from Santa Rosalia
Johann Sebastian Bach, “Der alte Drache brennt vor neid” from Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130; “Alles, was von Gott geboren” from Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 
New York Baroque Incorporated; Wen Yang, artistic and executive director


See full Alchemy Schedule