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Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA 2022: Henry Purcell, Steven Banks, Paul Wiancko

This program from the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series includes works from Henry Purcell, Steven Banks, and Paul Wiancko. Fantasy on one note | Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Geoff Nuttal, violin;. Owen Dalby, violin;. Christopher Costanza, cello;. Ayane Kozasa, viola. Cries, Sighs and Dreams | Steven Banks. Steven Banks,...
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Dido and Aeneas Composed by Henry Purcell

Ladies and Gentlemen – please welcome Opera San José back to the stage of their lovely home, the California Theatre. After 20 months of pandemic-induced darkness, OSJ has returned with a carefully-selected, one-hour opera, “Dido and Aeneas.” Although it was chosen nine months ago, when live performance strictures were stricter, two characteristics still make it ideal. First, it is brief, which means the audience remains stationary indoors for a short period. Second, and uniquely, the entire orchestra is masked, as the composer’s orchestration calls for no wind instruments. OSJ’s configuration includes about two dozen strings, including a harpsichord, and one percussionist. Clever thinking by the decision makers. And to make it better, the company provides an outstanding rendering of the opera.
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