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Shakespeare Winterfest: The Tempest

BERLIOZ
Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights)

SIBELIUS
Selections from The Tempest

Shakespeare Winterfest comes to its dramatic conclusion with The Tempest, as interpreted by Sibelius and Osmo Vänskä, who leads his own arrangement of this suite in a first-time performance in Minnesota narrated by Joe Dowling, Director of the Guthrie Theater. Mezzo Heather Johnson sings the role of the spirit slave Ariel, who helps conjure the island storm of the title. But first the stage is set by Berlioz, a great Shakespeare fan, and his lovely six-movement song cycle Les Nuits d’été.

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”

— Shakespeare, The Tempest

Download Program Notes (pdf) | Download Finnish translations and Heather Johnson bio (pdf)

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Happy Birthday Sibelius
Classical

Shakespeare Winterfest: The Tempest

Tickets $29-$79

1515707418

1424570400

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Sat Feb 21 2015 8pm

Other Performances

Thu Feb 19 2015 11am

Fri Feb 20 2015 8pm

Joe Dowling

Joe Dowling

BERLIOZ
Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights)

SIBELIUS
Selections from The Tempest

Shakespeare Winterfest comes to its dramatic conclusion with The Tempest, as interpreted by Sibelius and Osmo Vänskä, who leads his own arrangement of this suite in a first-time performance in Minnesota narrated by Joe Dowling, Director of the Guthrie Theater. Mezzo Heather Johnson sings the role of the spirit slave Ariel, who helps conjure the island storm of the title. But first the stage is set by Berlioz, a great Shakespeare fan, and his lovely six-movement song cycle Les Nuits d’été.

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”

— Shakespeare, The Tempest

Download Program Notes (pdf) | Download Finnish translations and Heather Johnson bio (pdf)

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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday February 21 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Glenda Goss and Joe Dowling

Concert Preview

Join us at 7:15 p.m. for an entertaining and informative concert preview in Target Atrium featuring Glenda Dawn Goss, noted Sibelius scholar, and Joe Dowling, interviewed by Phil Gainsley. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Winterfest Extras

Winterfest Extras

Come early for Winterfest festivities in the Orchestra Hall lobby. Click here for details »