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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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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
Saraband, 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
Corant, Locke
Blow, thou winter blow, Thomas Arne
Jigge, Locke
Willow Song, Anonymous
Conclusion, Locke
Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell
“Music for a while”, Henry Purcell


Alexander Weimann, Music Director


Suzie LeBlanc

Orchestra Musicians

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

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