Thursday, May 20, 2010

Folger Consort to appear with David Daniels in D.C.

What could be better -- Shakespeare and music -- consider this offering from the Folger in Washington, D.C. Countertenor David Daniels has sung Handel's Messiah in Ann Arbor and is a former U of M student. FYI, a "consort" is an instrumental group.

TYBALT: Mercutio, thou consort'st with Romeo,-- MERCUTIO: Consort! what, dost thou make us minstrels? an thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords: here's my fiddlestick; here's that shall make you dance. 'Zounds, consort! R&J III, 1

Folger Consort: Tempest
Shipwrecks, spells, and the sea form an enchanting mix in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Derek Jacobi, Richard Clifford and countertenor David Daniels join Folger Consort for staged readings from Shakespeare's play interspersed with musical selections by Matthew Locke, Handel, and others.

David Daniels has been praised by The Chicago Tribune as "today's gold standard among countertenors".

Thurs, Jun 10, 8pm
At the Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC

Fri, Jun 11, 8pm
At The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 
Buy Tickets: Tempest
Buy Tickets: Tempest at Strathmore
Learn More: David Daniels

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