The centerpiece of this year’s New Year’s Eve and First Day concerts is Giovanni Pergolesi’s one-act comic opera La serva padrona. This 1733 work tells the tale of an aging master and his much-younger maid-turned-mistress, the type of story that was quite revolutionary and titillating in its time. Baritone David Kravitz is featured soloist. Also on the program are Baroque concertos by Arcangelo Corelli and Georg Philipp Telemann featuring Boston Baroque’s orchestra musicians in soloist turns. To add to the festivities, audience members are invited to enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast at intermission.
Pre-concert talks take place one hour before every performance, and are open to all ticket holders.
Subscriptions for the 2012-2013 season start at just $66 for a three-concert package, to a maximum of $380 for all five concerts in the top seating category. Subscribers enjoy a variety of benefits, including price discounts, easy ticket exchange, special subscriber events throughout the season, and more.
For more information or to place subscription orders, patrons can call the Boston Baroque box office, at 617.987.8600 ext. 1, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Information is also available online at www.bostonbaroque.org. Tickets to individual concerts will be available beginning September 1.