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UCR Chamber Ensembles and UCR Choral Society

Friday, June 2, 2017
  8–9:30 p.m.


Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
  Parking Information

Category: Concert

Description:

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
  

UCR Chamber Ensembles, Frances Moore, director 
UCR Choral Society, G. Edward Bruner, conductor

UCR Chamber Ensembles will perform Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor for bassoon and strings and joining the UCR Choral Society in Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas.

Free and open to the public.
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

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PROGRAM

UCR Chamber Ensembles,
Frances Moore, director 
Concerto in G minor for bassoon and strings ........Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Frances Moore, violin
Joan Chung, violin
Juliet Sangalang, viola
Francisco Rangel, cello
Doug MacLaughlin, bass
Cory Barger, bassoon soloist


UCR Choral Society,
G. Edward Bruner, conductor
Dido and Aeneas [concert version]  
Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695), England’s leading 17th-century musician. Nahum Tate, England’s poet laureate, wrote the libretto using Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid as his source.

Guest artists from the LA Opera and the LA Master Chorale will sing the major roles. The UCR Choral Society function as a Greek chorus playing the roles of Courtiers, Cupids, and Witches.

Dido, Queen of Carthage........Christen Herman
Aeneas, a Trojan prince..........Kevin St. Claire
Belinda, Dido's confidante.......Susan Judy
Second Woman.......................Carolyn Polo
Sorceress................................George Sterne
First Witch...............................Samela Beasom
Second Witch..........................Martha Cowan
First Sailor...............................Sean McDermott

In the opera, Dido, the widowed Queen of Carthage, entertains the Trojan Prince Aeneas, shipwrecked on his way to Italy, where he will found a new Troy. Dido and Aeneas are in love. Witches plot Dido’s destruction and the Sorceress conjures a storm to break out when the royal couple are hunting. A witch impersonates Mercury who tells Aeneas he must leave Dido and sail for Italy. Heartbroken, Dido kills herself once he is gone, her death lamented by mourning cupids. Text from naxos.com








Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245
performingarts@ucr.edu