Soprano Dominique Labelle joins Sarasa Ensemble for chamber concert

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Soprano Dominique Labelle joins the Sarasa Ensemble for the Union College Concert Series in Memorial Chapel on Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.

The legendary Canadian soprano will collaborate with the Boston-based ensemble in a rarely-heard program of the music of Luigi Boccherini. A contemporary of Mozart, Boccherini wrote well over 500 works, yet his music has not been given its rightful place in the repertoire. Sarasa will offer his String Quartet in G Major, G. 234, String Quintet in C Minor, G. 283, and Labelle will join the ensemble for his exquisite Stabat Mater, G. 532a.

Labelle first came to prominence in a production of Don Giovanni as Donna Anna staged by the legendary director Peter Sellars. She has since performed with leading orchestras and festivals around the world including Amsterdam’s Concertgebuow, the Montreal Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and at the Göttingen Festival in Germany. She enjoys a special relationship with early-music specialist Nicholas McGegan with whom she has recorded extensively.

Drawing on a pool of more than 75 world-class musicians from the United States, Europe, and Canada, the Sarasa Ensemble performs music from the early Baroque through the Romantic eras. The group tours throughout New England performing on many renowned music series, including the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library, the 92nd Street Y, the Boston Early Music Festival Series and the University of Vermont Lane Series.

Individual tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call (518) 388-6080 or click here.