A Far Cry’s first all-Baroque concert explores the forbidden territory of obsession, fixing its gaze relentlessly on whatever subject it touches. Vivaldi’s warnings against worldly indulgence in “Nulla” are thoroughly ignored as the warlike sounds of Meder’s “Battaglia” fill the air, as Armida suffers from love’s agony, and as the craziness of “La Folia”’s repetition takes hold. The luminous Amanda Forsythe is guest artist in cantatas by Vivaldi and Handel.
Johann Meder: Battaglia Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera Johann Meder: Sonata “Der polnische Pracher” Georg Frideric Handel: Armida Abbandonata Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
Featuring Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Saturday, November 15, 4pm St. John’s Church, Jamaica Plain