February 11, 2024
7:00 PM
Benaroya Hall

Sweeter than Roses

Byron Schenkman - portrait photo

English Baroque love songs for voice, oboe, viol, and harpsichord, featuring soprano Grace Srinivasan and oboist Pablo O’Connell, with Adaiha MacAdam-Somer on viol and Byron Schenkman on harpsichord. Music by Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Elisabetta de Gambarini, and Ignatius Sancho.

“Wringing every bit of grace out of the harpsichord, Schenkman brought life and wit out of these ancient works.”

Sun Break


Grace Srinivasan


Pablo O’Connell


Adaiha MacAdam-Somer


Byron Schenkman



George Frideric Handel:

Sonata in C Minor for oboe and continuo

Elisabetta de Gambarini:

“Behold and listen” from op. 2

John Stanley:

“I feel new passions rise” from op. 9

Thomas Arne:

“Come away death”

Ignatius Sancho:

The Complaint “Take, oh take, those lips away”
Hornpipe in B-flat Major
“Sweetest Bard”

Henry Purcell:

“Oh let me weep”
Suite in D Minor for harpsichord

William Babell:

Sonata no. 1 in B-flat Major for oboe and continuo

Henry Purcell:

“Sweeter than roses”
“Halcyon days”

“[Grace Srinivasan has] beautiful vocalism”

San Francisco Gate


Notes on the Program

By Byron Schenkman

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