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Brentano String Quartet and Dawn Upshaw, "Dido Reimagined"

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 PM

Location: Hadley Stage, Hancher Auditorium

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A collaboration with the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

“Dido of ancient times, whether real or fictional, had no choice,” writes librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. “Our Dido, however, has the power to determine her own fate.” Fleischmann and composer Melinda Wagner’s Dido Reimagined brings an ancient myth into contemporary reality. Soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Brentano String Quartet will share music inspired by the Dido story culminating in a stirring performance of Wagner’s and Fleischmann’s reimagining.

Henry Purcell: "Oh, let me weep"
Purcell: Fantasia No. 5
Matthew Locke: Fantazie, from Suite No. 2 for four viols
John Dowland: "Come again, sweet love doth now invite"
Locke: Courante, from Suite No. 2
Dowland: "Can she excuse my wrongs"
Locke: Ayre, from Suite No. 2
Dowland: "Weep you no more, sad fountains"
Locke: Saraband, from Suite No. 2
Thomas Tomkins: Aleman
William Byrd: "Though Amaryllis dance in green"
Robert Johnson: The Witty Wanton
Purcell: Fantasia No. 7
Purcell: Dido’s Lament


Music by Melinda Wagner; Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann: Dido Reimagined

Douglas and Linda Behrendt


ADULTS: $40 / $30 / $25
COLLEGE STUDENTS: $32 / $10 / $10
YOUTH: $32 / $10 / $10

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Categorized under: Performance

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Location: Hadley Stage Hancher Auditorium

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