Concert: Great Books

Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm - 10:10pm
Location: 
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

CONCERT: GREAT BOOKS

ORCHESTRAL STORYTELLING

Stories-without-words about love, adventure, magic, and neurosis—inspired by four enduring works of literature, as re-told in music by four masters of the baroque: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare/Purcell, Don Quixote by Cervantes/Telemann, The Metamorphosis by Ovid/Rameau, and The Hypochondriac by Molière/Charpentier.

PROGRAM

  • William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1600
    Henry Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen

  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote of La Mancha, 1605
    Georg Philipp Telemann: Burlesque de Quixotte, TWV 55:G10

  • Jean-Baptiste Molière: The Hypochondriac, 1673
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Incidental music for Le Malade Imaginaire

  • Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid: Metamorphosis, ca. 8AD
    Jean-Philippe Rameau: Ballet music for Pygmalion

PERFORMERS

Tempesta di Mare Orchestra

Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, directors | Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster

Categories
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
Music