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Saturday
07
APR

VMCO presents Benjamin Britten & Henry Purcell

11:00
21:30
Vashon Center for the Arts
Event organized by Vashon Center for the Arts

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The spring concert will showcase two iconic English composers from different eras. Benjamin Britten’s pastoral Simple Symphony is based on 8 melodies the composer wrote as a child. The work is full of youthful exuberance and joy with the rich sonorities for which Britten is known.

Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Written at the height of Purcell’s abilities it contains some of the finest music for the theater written during the Baroque era. The Fairy Queen runs the full range from laugh out loud silliness to delicate beauty to grand triumph and everything in between.

Music Directors:
-Karin Choo & Justin Cole

Featuring Soloists:
-Holly Boaz, soprano
-Amy Cole, alto
-Joseph Farmer, tenor
-Vince Green, trumpet
-Jennifer Krikawa, soprano
-Michael Shook, baritone
-and high school soloist Theo Hu, violin

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Performance Date & Times
◊ Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 7:30pm

Concert for Kids Performance Date:
◊ Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 11:00am

$5 Student
$14 VCA Member
$16 Senior
$18 General