Thursday, June 30, 2016

Radio hiatus

Because of renovation work at the University of Richmond’s North Court, home of WDCE-FM, the station will be off the air from July 5 to 15.

Letter V Classical Radio returns on July 21.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Studio guests in the second hour: Cellist and University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher and UR faculty pianist Joanne Kong, previewing their recitals on July 6 and 7 launching “Rachmaninoff and the Russians,” the Richmond Symphony Summer Series
of six early evening chamber concerts, on Thursdays through Aug. 11 at Dominion Arts Center.

We’ll sample some of the music featured on their program, and hear Crutcher playing a solo work written for him by the American composer Alvin Singleton.

June 30
3-5 p.m. EDT
1900-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Janos Starker, cello
(RCA Victor)

Past Masters:
Brahms: Sonata in E minor, Op. 38
Emanuel Feuermann, cello
Theo van der Pas, piano
(Magic Masters)
(recorded 1934)

Alvin Singleton: “Argoru II”
Ronald Crutcher, cello

Glazunov: Elegie, Op. 17
Yuli Turovsky, cello
Peter Pettinger, piano

Scriabin: Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata
in G minor – IV: Allegro mosso
Truls Mørk, cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
(Virgin Classics)

Neglected Americana at Aspen

As Colorado’s Aspen Music Festival stages a summer season of neglected modern Americana – symphonic works by Walter Piston, Roger Sessions, William Schuman, George Antheil, Peter Mennin, Roy Harris and others – the festival’s CEO, Alan Fletcher, writing for The Guardian, examines the divide between the American composers, such as Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein, whose theatrical or narrative music has secured a place in the repertory, and those whose more abstract works have not:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

O . . . No!

Penguins in Antarctica flee in alarm as man sings
“O Solo Mio.”

(The New York Times’ Gail Collins linked to this in a column about the impact of cruise ships on nature and the environment.)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ralph Stanley (1927-2016)

Ralph Stanley, the Southwest Virginia singer and banjoist, one of the last surviving first-generation figures who transformed Appalachian balladry and string-band music into the bluegrass style, has died at 89.

The Stanley Brothers, Ralph and Carter, led one of the most successful bluegrass bands in the 1940s and ’50s. After Carter Stanley’s death in 1966, Ralph Stanley took over as a leader of the band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, in time becoming a mentor to a new generation of bluegrass and “neo-traditional” country musicians.

Late in life, Ralph Stanley achieved mass popularity through performances in the soundtrack of the film
“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000), and was recognized as an icon of American folk music.

Among the honors he received were a National Medal of Arts, a Living Legend Award from the Library of Congress, and the Traditional American Music Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

An obituary by Terence McArdle for The Washington Post:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

June 23
3-5 p.m. EDT
1900-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Holst: “St. Paul’s Suite”

Camerata Wales/
Owain Arwel Hughes

Janáček: “In the Mists”
Piotr Anderszewski, piano (Virgin Classics)

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite
No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Ernst-Burghard Hilse, flute
Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
(Harmonia Mundi)

Beethoven: Quartet
in C sharp minor, Op. 131
Cypress String Quartet

“Symphony of Psalms”
Collegium Vocale Gent
Royal Flemish Philharmonic/
Philippe Herreweghe

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

June 16
3-5 p.m. EDT
1900-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Glinka: “Ruslan and Lyudmila” Overture
London Symphony
Georg Solti

Past Masters:
Mozart: Quartet
in B flat major,
K. 458 (“Hunt”)
Quartetto Italiano (Philips)
(recorded 1966)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor
Stephen Hough, piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/
Sakari Oramo

Jennifer Higdon:
“String Poetic”
Jennifer Koh, violin
Reiko Uchida, piano (Çedille)

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble/
Marc Minkowski (Naïve)

George Butterworth:
“On Banks
of Green Willow”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Grant Llewellyn (Argo)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

J. Reilly Lewis (1944-2016)

J. Reilly Lewis, the longtime Washington choral director and organist, has died at 71.

A onetime boy chorister at Washington National Cathedral, Lewis had been director of the Cathedral Choral Society for more than 30 years. He had served as organist and choirmaster of Clarendon United Methodist Church in Arlington since 1971.

Beyond the Washington area, Lewis was best-known as director of the Washington Bach Consort, which he founded in 1977 and developed into one of the most highly regarded early music ensembles in the US.

A remembrance by The Washington Post’s Anne Midgette:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Crutcher & Kong add date

After their July 7 concert opening the Richmond Symphony Summer Series sold out, cellist Ronald Crutcher and pianist Joanne Kong have added a second performance, 6:30 p.m. July 6 in the Gottwald Playhouse of Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets.

Crutcher, who is president of the University of Richmond and cellist of the Klemperer Trio, will join Kong in Glazunov’s Elegie, Op. 17, and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor, Op. 19. Kong will play Scriabin’s Prelude in B major, Op. 16, No. 1, and Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5.

Tickets are $20 and may be ordered by calling the Richmond Symphony box office at (804) 788-1212.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

Another tweak in the WDCE summer schedule: The show moves to 3-5 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 18.

June 9
3-5 p.m. EDT
1900-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Wagner: “Rienzi” Overture
MET Orchestra/
James Levine
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Martinů: Symphony No. 3
Czech Philharmonic/
Václav Neumann

Chopin: Ballade in F minor, Op. 52
Lucas Debargue, piano (Sony Classical)

Mozart: Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181
Geneva Chamber Orchestra/David Greilsammer
(Sony Classical)

Josef Suk: Serenade
in E flat major
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/
Mariss Jansons
(BR Klassik)

Boccherini: Quintet
in D major (“Fandango”)
Rolf Lislevand, guitar; José de Udaeta, castanets
Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall (AliaVox)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Phyllis Curtin (1921-2016)

Phyllis Curtin, the West Virginia-born soprano for whom Carlisle Floyd wrote his opera “Susannah” and who essayed roles ranging from Salome in the Richard Strauss opera to Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” has died at 94.

Curtin made her debut at the New York City Opera in 1953, sang regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1960s and early ’70s, and performed internationally until her retirement from the stage in 1984.

She sang in the US premieres of Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes,” with the young Leonard Bernstein conducting, in Boris Goldovsky’s 1946 production at the Tanglewood Music Center; Francis Poulenc’s “Les mamelles de Tirésias” at Brandeis University in 1953; and Britten’s “War Requiem,” with Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at Tanglewood in 1963.

Curtin also was active as a concert singer in recitals and with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra.

She conducted master classes at Tanglewood for 51 years, retiring in 2015. She taught at Yale University, serving as dean of its School of Music (1974-81), and Boston University, where she was dean of its School of The Arts (1981-91).

An obituary by Andrew L. Pincus in the The Berkshire (MA) Eagle:

Peter Shaffer (1926-2016)

Peter Shaffer, the British playwright whose “Amadeus” was one of the most popular dramatic treatments of a musical figure ever produced, has died at 90.

“Amadeus,” which dramatized the rivalry of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri in 18th-century Vienna and exploited the myth that Salieri was responsible for Mozart’s death, was a long-running hit on British and American stages, and in 1984 was made into a film by Milos Foreman, starring F. Murray Abraham as Salieri and Tom Hulce as Mozart.

The final encounter of the two composers “breaks all the rules that I’d ever been taught about cinema,” Shaffer said in an interview with the William Inge Center for the Arts, cited by The New York Times. The dying Mozart dictates the score of his Requiem to Salieri in “a scene about sound. The characters don’t move. . . . If you read the script, its nothing but eight pages of musical direction: ‘Bar this.’ ‘Oboe in E-flat’ and so forth. Very boring. It would give the average Hollywood producer a heart attack to read those eight pages. But they do work and they work wonderfully.”

By the time “Amadeus” was introduced onstage in 1979, Shaffer already was an established playwright. His “Equus” (1973) enjoyed long runs in London and New York theaters, and in 1977 was made into an acclaimed film, starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth.

Among Shaffer’s other plays were “Five Finger Exercise” (1959), “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” (1964), the paired one-acts “Black Comedy” (1965) and “White Lies” (1967) and “Lettice and Lovage” (1987) . His brother, Anthony Shaffer, was the author of the popular comedy “Sleuth” (1970).

The Times’ obituary of Peter Shaffer by Bruce Weber and Robert Berkvist:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Met taps Nézet-Séguin

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who has been music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012, has been named the successor to James Levine as music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

The 41-year-old Canadian, who made his Met debut conducting Bizet’s “Carmen” in 2009, will not assume the new post immediately. He becomes the Met’s music director-designate in the 2017-18 season, leading
two operas per season;
and music director in 2020-21, conducting five productions each season. His initial contract runs through 2025.

His current contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra runs through the 2025-26 season.

Nézet-Séguin tells The New York Times that his gradual entry into Met leadership “doesn’t mean that I will be out of touch. . . . I hope it won’t feel like there’s a wait, or there’s a void.”

“In many ways, the charismatic Mr. Nézet-Séguin is an exciting choice for the Met. But challenging issues and big questions will face him when he arrives,” The Times’ chief opera critic, Anthony Tommasini, writes:

Reassuring Philadelphians of his commitment to their orchestra, Nézet-Séguin tells The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Peter Dobrin: “The conductors I have admired all my life divided their time between [symphonic and operatic] repertoires, and for me it’s a question of keeping those two poles but actually making them geographically closer. . . . So I made the choice to be a very much Northeast American.”

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Classical Revolution RVA reviewed

My review for the Richmond Times-Dispatch of Classical Revolution RVA’s “A Taste of Tuscany”
at the Firehouse Theatre:

June calendar

Classical performances in and around Richmond, with selected events elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area. Program information, provided by presenters, is updated as details become available. Adult single-ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, group and other discounts may be offered.

* In and around Richmond: Classical Revolution RVA, a collective of Richmond Symphony musicians and friends, presents “A Taste of Tuscany,” with Renaissance dances and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” String Sextet, June 1-2 at the Firehouse Theatre. . . . The Welcome Summer Recital Series of St. James’s Episcopal Church presents organist Kevin Kwan on June 1, the church’s choir in English and American music on June 8 and oboist Gus Highstein and friends on June 15. . . . The Richmond Symphony, led by its associate conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin, plays Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Strauss waltzes, John Williams’ “Star Wars” music and more in free concert on June 4 at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County.

* Noteworthy elsewhere: Soprano Renée Fleming joins the Emerson String Quartet in a program of Brahms, Berg and Egon Wellesz, June 2 at the Kennedy Center in Washington. . . . Christoph Eschenbach wraps up his tenure as music director of 
the National Symphony Orchestra in programs of Haydn, Schumann and Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring violinist Lelia Josefowicz, June 2-4, and Mahler and Bruckner, with contralto Nathalie Stutzmann, June 9-11, at the Kennedy Center. . . . The Wolf Trap Opera Company stages Benjamin Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia,” June 10, 12, 15 and 18 at The Barns of Wolf Trap. . . . The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop conducting, plays the newly completed full orchestration of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” with the Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers performing the original Martha Graham choreography of the ballet, June 11 at Strathmore in the Maryland suburbs of DC. . . . The Shenandoah Bach Festival presents music of Bach, Vivaldi, Copland, Ginastera and more in three concerts and its traditional finale, the Leipzig service, June 12-19 at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg. . . . The Solera Quartet and guests play Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvořák and more in Virginia Arts Festival coffee concerts, June 23-24 at Williamsburg Winery. . . . Ash Lawn Opera’s Young Artists preview the company’s summer production of Mozart’s “Cosí fan tutte,” June 25 at Garth Newel Music Center, near Hot Springs in Bath County; the full production of the opera, conducted by Steven Jarvi, will be staged on June 30 at the Virginia Tech Arts Center in Blacksburg.

June 1 (8 p.m.)
June 2 (8 p.m.)
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St., Richmond
Classical Revolution RVA:
“A Taste of Tuscany”
trad.: “Renaissance Suite”
Gus Highstein & Shawn Welk, oboes
Jennifer Debiec Lawson & Amal Gochenour, flutes
Giustino Riccio, percussion
Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violin
Esther Nahm & Molly Sharp, violas
Jason McComb, cello
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 (“Souvenir de Florence”)
Daisuke Yamamoto & Adrian Pintea, violins
Molly Sharp & Esther Nahm, violas
Jason McComb & Peter Greydanus, cellos
$18 in advance, $25 at door
(804) 355-2001

June 1 (7 p.m.)
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond
Welcome Summer Recital Series:
Kevin Kwan, organ
program TBA
donations benefit St. James’s Children’s Center
(804) 355-1779

June 2 (7 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Renée Fleming, soprano
Emerson String Quartet
Brahms: Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 2
Egon Wellesz: “Five Sonnets” for soprano and string quartet
Berg: “Lyric Suite”
(800) 444-1324

June 2 (7 p.m.)
June 3 (8 p.m.)
June 4 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto
Lelia Josefowicz, violin
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor
(800) 444-1324

June 3 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony
Benjamin Rous conducting
Jeans ’n Classics
Jean Meilleur, vocalist
“The Music of David Bowie”
(757) 892-6366

June 4 (7 p.m.)
Heritage Amphitheater, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield County
Richmond Symphony
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major (“Italian”)
John Williams: “Star Wars” Suite (excerpts)
Johann Strauss II: waltzes TBA
other works TBA
free ($7 parking fee)
(804) 796-4255

June 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia
Kate Tamarkin conducting
“Pops at the Paramount”
Bernstein: “Candide” Overture
Weill: “The Threepenny Opera” – “Mack the Knife”
Lennon & McCartney: “Beatles Medley”
Lunn: “Downton Abbey” Suite
Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
Jeremy Thompson, piano
Williams: “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” Suite
Schoenberg: “Les Miserables” – “I Dreamed a Dream”
Rodgers: “South Pacific” (selections)
Arlen: “The Wizard of Oz” – “Over the Rainbow”
“Tribute to Irving Berlin”
(434) 979-1333

June 4 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Piotr Gajewski conducting
Brahms: “Gesang der Parzen”
Brahms: “Nänie”
National Philharmonic Chorale
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor (“Pathétique”)
(301) 581-5100

June 5 (7 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Virginia Symphony
conductor TBA
“The Music of ‘Star Wars’: The Symphony Strikes Back!”
(757) 892-6366

June 8 (7 p.m.)
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond
Welcome Summer Recital Series:
St. James’s Parish Choir
Mark Whitmire directing
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
works TBA by Howells, Stanford, Alice Parker, Moses Hogan; Anglican Psalm chants
donations benefit Choir Scholarship Fund
(804) 355-1779

June 9 (8:30 p.m.)
Town Point Park, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Virginia Arts Festival:
Virginia Symphony
Rob Fisher conducting
Tchaikovsky: “1812 Overture”
works TBA by Gershwin, Sousa, others
(757) 892-6366

June 9 (7 p.m.)
June 10 (8 p.m.)
June 11 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Mahler: “Rückert-Lieder”
Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (“Romantic”)
(800) 444-1324

June 10 (7:30 p.m.)
June 12 (3 p.m.)
June 15 (7:30 p.m.)
June 18 (7:30 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Vienna
Wolf Trap Opera Company
Craig Kier conducting
Britten: “The Rape of Lucretia”
J’Nai Bridges (Lucretia)
Ben Edquist (Junius)
Will Liverman (Tarquinius)
Amy Owens (Lucia)
Sarah Larsen (Bianca)
Christian Zaremba (Collatinus)
Brenton Ryan (Male Chorus)
Kerrian Otaño (Female Chorus)
Louisa Muller, stage director
in English, English captions
(703) 255-1868

June 11 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducting
James Lee III: “Thurgood’s Rhapsody” (premiere)
Copland: “Appalachian Spring”
Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers
Thomas Adès: “Polaris”
Ravel: “Daphnis et Chloé” Suite No. 2
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)

June 12 (3 p.m.)
Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg
Shenandoah Bach Festival:
Festival Orchestra & Choir
Kenneth Nafziger conducting
Christine Fairfield, soprano
Joel Ross, countertenor
Brian Thorsett, tenor
David Newman, baritone
“Bach’s Work Week – The Sunday Cantata
J.S. Bach: cantatas TBA
(540) 432-4582

June 12 (7 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Washington Men’s Camerata
Frank Albinder directing
“Music from Down Under”
Christopher Marshall: “Tihei, Mauri Ora!”
other works TBA
(800) 444-1324

June 15 (7 p.m.)
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1205 W. Franklin St., Richmond
Welcome Summer Recital Series:
Gus Highstein, oboe
other performers TBA
program TBA
donations benefit CARITAS
(804) 355-1779

June 17 (7:30 p.m.)
Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg
Shenandoah Bach Festival:
Festival Orchestra
Kenneth Nafziger conducting
Nathan Medley & Tommy Tuckwiler, countertenors
Nancy Gurlick, recorder
Harrisonburg High School Choir
works TBA by Vivaldi, Vinci, Purcell, Handel, J.C. Bach
(540) 432-4582

June 17 (8 p.m.)
June 18 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Norm Lewis, Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran, José James, vocalists
Heritage Signature Chorale
“Forever Gershwin”
Gershwin: “Porgy and Bess” (excerpts)
other works TBA
(800) 444-1324

June 17 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducting
Verdi: Requiem
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Morris Robinson, bass
Choral Arts Society of Washington
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)

June 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg
Shenandoah Bach Festival:
Festival Orchestra
Kenneth Nafziger conducting
Copland: “Appalachian Spring”
Copland: “Quiet City”
Thomson: “The Plow That Broke the Plains”
Ginastera: “Estancia”
(540) 432-4582

June 19 (10 a.m.)
Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg
Shenandoah Bach Festival:
Festival Orchestra & Chorus
Kenneth Nafziger conducting
Nathan Medley, countertenor
Marvin Mills, organ
The Rev. Brett Davis, homilist
“Leipzig Service”
J.S. Bach: Cantata, “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust,” BWV 170
donation requested
(540) 432-4582

June 23 (10:30 a.m.)
Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred
Virginia Arts Festival:
Solera Quartet
guest artist TBA
Mozart: Quintet in C major, K. 515
Shaw: Entr’acte
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
(757) 282-2822

June 24 (10:30 a.m.)
Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred
Virginia Arts Festival:
Solera Quartet
Debra Wendells Cross, flute
Barbara Chapman, harp
Rota: Sonata for flute and harp
Villa-Lobos: “The Jet Whistle”
Dvořák: Quartet in F major, Op. 96 (“American”)
(757) 282-2822

June 24 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Millennial Choirs & Orchestra
conductor TBA
Jenny Oaks Baker, violin
“God and Country Tour”
program TBA
(301) 581-5100

June 25 (7 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Ash Lawn Opera Young Artists
conductor TBA
Mozart: “Cosí fan tutte” (abridged)
cast TBA
(877) 558-1689

June 30 (7:30 p.m.)
Fife Theatre, Virginia Tech Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg
Ash Lawn Opera
Steven Jarvi conducting
Mozart: “Cosí fan tutte”
Melinda Whittington (Fiordiligi)
Cassandra Zoe Velasco (Dorabella)
Joshua Dennis (Ferrando)
Andrew Garland (Guglielmo)
Kristopher Irmiter (Don Alfonso)
Mirielle Asselin (Despina)
Andrea Dorf McGray, stage director
in Italian, English captions
(540) 231-5300

June 30 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Vienna
National Symphony Orchestra
Justin Freer conducting
“Dreamworks Animation in Concert”
(703) 255-1868