Composers John Dowland and Benjamin Britten and guitarist Julian Bream lead a "British Invasion" of this popular summer institute, conceived by artistic director Eliot Fisk.
Tonight's concert opens with a prelude program performed by the Boston Guitar Orchestra. Other performers include pianist Moisès Fernández Via and British lutenist Nigel North, who has recorded a 4-CD set of the lute music of John Dowland for Naxos.
If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree
works performed by Boston Guitar Orchestra, Scott Borg, director:
Purcell arr. Borg Dido’s Lament, from Dido and Aeneas
Elgar arr. Borg Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20
Mercury arr. Zevos Bohemian Rhapsody
works performed by pianist Moisès Fernández Via and soprano Nuria Orbea:
Bach English Suite in G Minor, BWV 808
with video-poem Suite in b/n by Moisès Fernández Via
Albéniz Two Songs
The Caterpillar - The Gifts of Gods
Korngold Songs of the Clown, Op. 29
Come Away, Death - O Mistress Mine - Adieu, Good Man Devil - Hey, Robin! - For the Rain, It Raineth Every Day
actor Mark Cohen performs Shakespeare monologue from Richard III (I.1)
actor Alexandra Manick performs Shakespeare The Passionate Pilgrim
works performed by lutenist Nigel North:
Dowland Lachrimae - Earl of Essex, His Galliard - Mrs White’s Thing - Lord Strange’s March - Pavan “Solus cum sola” - Melancholy Galliard - Orlando Sleepeth - Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe - Fortune My Foe - Sweet Robin - Go from My window - Lord Willoughby’s Welcome - Katherine Darcy’s Spirit - Tarleton’s Resurrection - Mrs Winter’s Jump
photo of Nigel North by Hanya Chlala
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