To My
Arms/Restore

By George Frideric Handel and Nico Bentley

March 22, 2024 at 7:30PM
March 23, 2024 at 7:30PM
NYU Skirball

MasterVoices | Doug Varone and Dancers | New York Baroque Incorporated | Ted Sperling, Conductor
Music by GEORGE Frideric Handel, and Nico Bentley (Handel Remixed)
Conceived and Choreographed by Doug Varone

MasterVoices reunites with frequent artistic collaborator Doug Varone (Dido and Aeneas, Lady in the Dark) for the NYC premiere of Varone’s To My Arms / Restore. This two-part work is set to a suite of exquisite operatic arias by Handel, and his choral work “Dixit Dominus”. Part 1: To My Arms features eight dancers and a score of gorgeous Handel arias, sung live by five soloists, accompanied by musicians from the New York Baroque Incorporated orchestra, conducted by MV Artistic Director Ted Sperling. Part 2: Restore will feature the dancers and orchestra plus 100+ members of the MasterVoices Chorus, singing the choral masterwork “Dixit Dominus”, layered with Festival Voices and Nico Bentley’s electronic “Handel Remixed”.

Varone is at the height of his powers with this intimate, explosive, post-pandemic piece. Don’t miss 75 riveting minutes of performance like nothing you’ve ever seen!

Tickets, priced from $45, are on sale and may be purchased online at nyuskirball.org, by calling  212-998-4941 or in person at NYU Skirball’s box office at 566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY

Post-Concert Benefit Reception

Join us for a joint benefit after the March 22nd performance! Mingle with the artists and supporters of Doug Varone & Dancers, New York Baroque Incorporated, and MasterVoices at the post-performance reception. Choose your own adventure – direct your support to any of the three organizations! Benefit Tickets are $250 and will secure you the best seats in the house. If you already purchased a ticket to the performance, just choose the “add-on” option for $210!

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Artwork by Owen Gent