Showcase December 2014 - page 21

Minnesota Orchestra
Mischa Santora
, conductor
James Sewell Ballet
,
James Sewell
, artistic director
Minnesota Chorale
,
Kathy Saltzman Romey
, artistic director;
Jerry Rubino
, choral preparation
Family Concert
Gian Carlo Menotti
Amahl and the Night Visitors
*
ca.
45
dec
6
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl:
Riley Robert Eddins, boy soprano
Brittany Keefe, dancer
Mother:
Karin Wolverton, soprano
Eve Schulte, dancer
Kasper:
Brad Benoit, tenor
Nic Lincoln, dancer
Melchior:
Jeffrey Madison, baritone
Chris Hannon, dancer
Balthazar:
Seth Keeton, bass-baritone
Cory Goei, dancer
Peasant Dancers:
Nicky Coelho,
Shohei Iwahama
Page:
Steven Hodulik, bass
Anton Harrison LaMon, dancer
thank you
Minnesota Orchestra education concerts are made possible in part through
the
Sit Investment Associates
Chair for Education.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm Orchestra Hall
* By arrangement with G. Schirmer, INC., publisher and copyright owner
This program is also presented for four Young People’s Concerts on December 3, 4, and 5.
Cast
t is the time of the first Christmas, and 12-year-old Amahl,
a crippled boy, tells his mother about the enormous star he
has seen over the hills of Bethlehelm. She doesn’t believe him.
There is a knock at the door. Three Kings enter and sing that
they are following a star in search of a new-born king, bringing him gold and
other rich gifts. King Kaspar shows Amahl his box containing magic stones,
beads, and candy. Amahl gathers his neighbors, the shepherds, who bring
their own gifts. That night, Amahl’s mother tries to steal some of the Kings’
gold, thinking it would be better used for her crippled child. She is caught,
but the Kings say she can keep the gold: the new-born king will not need it.
She returns it all the same. When Amahl gives the Kings his crutch—his only
possession—as a gift for the child, he finds, miraculously, that he can walk.
Amahl’s mother agrees to let her son travel with the Kings on their journey,
and they promise to return him safely.
I
21
DECEMBER 2014 / ANNUAL REPORT MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
1...,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20 22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,...60
Powered by FlippingBook