Shakespeare & Chaminade

Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano

Darin Tysdal, piano

Sunday, May 10 at 4pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville MN

Sunday, May 17 at 4pm
Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN

William Schrickel, conductor
Darin Tysdal, piano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Christina Baldwin, soliloquist
Carol Barnett, composer

Carol Barnett, composer

John Tartaglia – Pavane for Harp & Strings (2003 MSO Commission)
Cécile Chaminade – Concertstück for Piano & Orchestra, op. 40
Carol Barnett – Will’s Ladies (MSO Commission—World Premiere)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet, TH 42

John Tartaglia, composer

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski returns for her fourth solo appearance with the MSO to sing the world premiere of Will’s Ladies, Minneapolis composer Carol Barnett’s setting of soliloquies (recited by actress Christina Baldwin) of five Shakespearian female lead characters: Portia, Juliet, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, and Cleopatra. The concert opens with John Tartaglia’s lovely Pavane, one of several works written by the late composer for William Schrickel and the MSO. Pianist Darin Tysdal, MSO Solo Competition winner, is featured in Cécile Chaminade’s rarely-performed Concertstück from 1888, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s beloved Romeo and Juliet, premiered two years earlier, brings down the curtain on the MSO’s 38th season.