Wednesday, February 24, 2021

What 300-year-old Operatic Masterpiece Was Discovered at Washington's Headquarters?


What 300 year old operatic masterpiece was discovered at Washington's Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey?

The answer is the operatic oratorio La Giuditta,

composed in 1693 by Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 10:00 AM (EST)

 Maestro Robert W. Butts welcomes Dr. Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources at Washington's Headquarters, Morristown National Historical Park, and soprano Timothy Maureen Cole to the next exciting episode of 

Bach, Bagels, and Bob.

 Dr. Pfister found and immediately recognized the significance of this rare discovery and contacted Maestro Butts. Together, they brought the music to life in unforgettable performances of music not heard for over three hundred years—and some arias perhaps heard for the very first time of all!

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Morristown National Historical Park, Maestro Butts, and Dr. Pfister have collaborated on several wonderful concerts featuring new and old music related to historical documents in the museum's collection.

 Just two amazing examples: 1) musicians performed Elizabethan music while the museum displayed a document signed by Queen Elizabeth I; 2) music composed by Maestro Butts to poems of 18th century African-American poet Phyllis Wheatley while Dr, Pfister displayed and discussed one of the very few signed copies of the 1763 publication.

 Soprano Timmie Cole has sung on several of these concerts—bringing the lead character of Scarlatti's work to life as well as premiering new works.

 Don't miss this opportunity to meet the artists and hear excerpts from these unforgettable collaborations!

 The event is free, but registration is required

 Click here to register now!