The Water Music— and More

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm
Harris Theater, Chicago
Pre-concert Lecture:
WFMT announcer Carl Grapentine will give a pre-concert lecture at 6 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, one block west of the Harris Theater at Michigan & Randolph (Randolph entrance, first floor).
Sunday, February 24, 7:30 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
Pre-concert Lecture:
WFMT announcer Carl Grapentine will give a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm in the Athens Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois

Program

Handel
Water Music Suites
Haydn
Symphony No. 64 in A Major
Symphony No. 97 in C Major

Hear the Music

Handel
Water Music Suite #1, #2, #3
listen to a sample
Haydn
Symphony No. 97 in C Major
listen to a sample
Symphony No. 64 in A Major
listen to a sample

Nicholas Kraemer leads Handel’s complete Water Music, composed for a royal voyage down the Thames and brimming with exhilarating dance tunes. Two Haydn symphonies, including one from his great “London” period, showcase what Chicago Classical Review calls Kraemer’s “wonderful way with Haydn.”

“Kraemer and the orchestra threw off all the unexpected turns and rhythmic flips with huge panache.”

Chicago Classical Review

Program Notes

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