Opera Scenes: A Midwinter Night's Dream
November 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Brunner Main Stage Theatre
The Augustana Chamber Orchestra and OperX will present "A Midwinter Night's Dream," opera scenes from British composers, Nov.19-20.
The program is a collaborative creation from the two ensembles It takes storytelling art songs by three different British composers — Henry Purcell, Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten — most of which have been orchestrated, and weaves them into an imaginative program using Shakespeare's comedy as its point of departure. The winterizing of the characters and drama will include a special lighting design.
The Saturday evening performance will honor Dr. John Pfautz, professor of music, on his retirement.