Handel’s oratorio Joshua tells of the Biblical hero’s battles and victories – but Nicholas McGegan says that’s only part of the story. It was also reinforcing King George’s hold on the crown after ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ tried to attack Britain and reclaim the throne for the Catholic Stuart line. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale will perform the work tonight through Sunday in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Berkeley, and Lafayette.
KDFC's The State of the Arts
The Bay Area has some of the world’s best-known performing arts organizations and cultural offerings. Each day, Jeffrey Freymann showcases activities, concerts, soloists and ensembles coming through the area.