With its 90 foot high dome and exquisite decorative detail, the grandeur of this Beaux Arts landmark provides a setting of classical beauty for a festive program showcasing one of the greatest and most original composers of the 17th century. Twenty-four of the finest early music instrumentalists and vocalists gather from across the country to explore Henry Purcell’s celebratory odes and music for the theater (King Arthur, Fairy Queen). "The chorus sounded so glorious that there might as well have been 100 of the them rather than a select few” (Opera West).
“Superbly timed pauses… [and] phrases like exhalations” (San Diego Union Tribune).
Adams District Festival: Enjoy and afternoon of exploration and discovery! North University Park Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with numerous well preserved Victorian homes dating back to the 1880s and early-20th century. Arrive early and take a self-guided driving or walking tour. Click here to view a PDF of the Adams District Festival packet.
This afternoon’s Adams District Festival and concerts are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
Warner and Carol Henry are sponsors of this afternoon's concert — and cosponsors of the Il Barocco Series.