A Bacchus Bender

A Bacchus Bender!

Love. Life. Freedom. Intoxication. New Vintage Baroque finishes its series with a celebration of the god of wine, Bacchus. Whether through drinking songs, amorous arias, or virtuosic displays of instrumental madness, this program explores his many names. Join us as we ask ourselves whether there is more than meets the eye to this cherubic god of libation. Featuring music by Purcell, Campra, Durante, Marcello and a commission from composer Doug Balliett.

Concert Dates: 24 May 2014

Venue: The Greenwich Music House New York, NY.


Come, Let Us Drink (1695),  Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Curtain Tune on a Ground from, Henry Purcell “The History of Timon of Athens” (1695)

Wine in a Morning (1684) Henry Purcell
Fill the Bowl with Rosy Wine (1687)

Silène et Bacchus, selections (1714) André Campra (1660–1744)
Sous un feüillage épais & Liqueur enchanteresse, 

Concerto No. 8, “La Pazzia” Allegro, Francesco Durante (1684–1755)

Arianna, selections (c. 1727) Benedetto Marcello
Qual mai gran pena— Se ad appagar volesse

Bacchus (premiere), Doug Balliett (b. 1982)