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.
2 hours with one intermission
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
Simphony, John Banister
Dry those eyes, Banister
Arise, arise ye subterranean winds, Pietro Reggio
Dance of Winds (The Tempest), John Weldon
Take, o take those lips, Weldon
Dance of Spirits, Weldon
Come unto these yellow sands, Banister
Blow, thou winter blow, Thomas Arne
Willow Song, Anonymous
Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell
“Music for a while”, Henry Purcell
Alexander Weimann, Music Director
Linda Melsted, Concertmaster
Christine Wilkinson-Beckman, violin
Jason Fisher, viola
Annabeth Shirley, cello
David Walker, lute
Temple Beth Am
Adjacent parking lot and/or street parking.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
Street parking and/or pay parking lots.
Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
Located at Shorecrest High School. Ample free parking.
Bastyr University Chapel
Free parking in the adjacent campus lot.