Conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini to Join Handel and Haydn Society for ‘Easter Oratorio’

By Logan Martell

On March 31, 2023, Italian conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini will join the Handel and Haydn Society for their performance of Bach’s “Easter Oratorio.”

The concert will also see them perform Antonio Bononcini’s “Stabat Mater,” with the company being joined by soloists Silvia Frigato, Anna Bonitatibus, Gabriele Lombardi, and Ben Bliss. Renowned as a conductor and recitalist on the harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ, Alessandrini has garnered much praise for his work with early Italian music, founding the Concerto Italiano ensemble, and more. He performs throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and has received five Gramophone Awards, two Grand Prix du Disque, three Deutscher Schallapattenpreis, Prix Caecilia, and four Midem Awards in Cannes.

H+H also collaborated with MassArt for “Your Project Bach: Easter Oratorio,” which saw students of the Illustration Department create works inspired by the oratorio. Several of these works will be displayed prior to both performances and during intermission, with students having the opportunity to price their work and sell it to company patrons.

The concert will perform on March 31 and April 2 at Symphony Hall in Boston.