The Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players will be joined by guest soprano Sherezade Panthaki Saturday, Jan. 11, in a banquet of musical works by Purcell, Locke, and Arne, with texts inspired by Shakespeare.
Under the musical direction of Nicholas McGegan for the past 33 years, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale is one of America’s leading historically informed ensembles. Using authentic instruments and stylistic conventions of the Baroque to early-Romantic periods, the orchestra has performed around the world.
An acknowledged star in the early-music field, Panthaki has performed with many of the world’s leading interpreters. Her singing has been praised by The San Francisco Chronicle as, “A breathtaking combination of expressive ardor, tonal clarity, technical mastery and dramatic vividness.” She has received wide acclaim for her interpretations of Brahms’ Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, as well as new music premieres. A native of India, Panthaki holds an artist diploma with top honors from the Yale School of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and has served as vocal coach for the Yale Baroque Opera Project.
The performance will be held at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$95 for adults, $20 for students and military. Call 925-373-6800 or go to www.lvpac.org to purchase tickets.