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Sat. 17 Mar. 2018

7: 30 PM // Benaroya Hall

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

The Fairy Queen

 
Pre-Concert Talk
Heidi McElrath (Seattle Shakespeare Company)
6:30 PM // Nordstrom Recital Hall

English baroque composer Henry Purcell put his stamp on the musical world with an enduring work inspired by Shakespeare’s tale of love, magic, and fairies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enriching the Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival, Soprano Suzie LeBlanc joins the Orchestra for The Fairy Queen and other English Baroque favorites including Matthew Locke’s The Tempest.

Read the program notes written by Theodore Deacon.

 
“[LeBlanc’s] clear and admirable controlled soprano danced easily among the high registers, arpeggios, and ornaments of Purcell’s music.” -Oregon Artswatch
 

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Length

2 hours with one intermission

Program

Introduction, Gaillard, Gavot - Saraband, Lilk (The Tempest), Matthew Locke
Orpheus with his lute, Maurice Greene
***
Curtain tune, Locke
Full fathom five, Robert Johnson
Rustick Air, Locke
Where the bee sucks, Pelham Humphrey
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Simphony, John Banister
Dry those eyes, Banister
Saraband, Banister
Arise, arise ye subterranean winds, Pietro Reggio
Dance of Winds (The Tempest), John Weldon
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Take, o take those lips, Weldon
Dance of Spirits, Weldon
Come unto these yellow sands, Banister
Corant, Locke
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Blow, thou winter blow, Thomas Arne
Jigge, Locke
Willow Song, Anonymous
Conclusion, Locke
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Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell
“Music for a while”, Henry Purcell

Harpsichord

Alexander Weimann, Music Director

Soprano

Suzie LeBlanc

Orchestra Musicians

Linda Melsted, Concertmaster
Christine Wilkinson-Beckman, violin
Jason Fisher, viola
Annabeth Shirley, cello
David Walker, lute

 
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