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Friday, February 28, 2014

(Concert Series)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Riders to the Sea (1937),  PURCELL Dido & Aeneas (1688)



David Bamberger, director
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Harry Davidson, conductor

Riders to the Sea This 20th century romantic gem by one of England's premier composers is based on the classic one-act play of the same name by the celebrated Irish playwright John Millington Synge. The piece is set in the Aran Islands, off Ireland's west coast, and portrays the harrowing life of the mothers and wives whose men struggle to fish among the fierce waves of the North Atlantic.

Dido and Aeneas The first great masterpiece of English opera recounts the world-famous story of two lovers faced with conflicting destinies. Aeneas falls passionately in love with Dido, the Queen of Carthage, yet he cannot escape his destiny. He must desert her to cross the Mediterranean Sea and lay the foundations of what would become the Roman Empire.

All productions include a projected text and translations so audiences won’t miss a word


Location: Kulas Hall
Price: $20 adults / $15 seniors and groups 10+ / $10 students
Contact: Box Office

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