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Birdfoot Festival Season Finale: Death and the Maiden
June 1 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm$15.00 – $30.00
Birdfoot’s Finale presents music born of the lover’s sigh, the heroine’s last gasp, and life’s emotional highs and lows. Few works of chamber music are as thrilling as Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet, named for the composer’s song in which a maiden pleads with Death to pass her by (and whose haunting melody is the centerpiece of the quartet). Surrounding Schubert’s masterpiece are musical gems of equally intimate and acute emotion: Monteverdi’s madrigals open up the fresh pain of heartbreak, Purcell’s heroine Dido (the mythic queen of Carthage) laments her last moments, John Dowland’s “teares” flow in sweet sorrow, and composer-in-residence Patrick Castillo’s Dreamers Often Lie explores the bizarre real-as-life experience of dreams.
Henry Purcell: Chacony
John Dowland: Selections from Lacrimae or Seaven Teares
Patrick Castillo: Dreamers Often Lie
Lamento della Ninfa
Lamento d’Arianna, “Lasciatemi morire”
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Mensa Sonora III
Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, “Death and the Maiden”
$30 General Admission
$15 Students (with ID)
This concert will be proceeded by a Young Artist Program Showcase Concert from 6–7 PM