Carol Barnett and Clara Osowski – World Premiere Preview
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
at the home of Associate Concertmaster Kerri Fabyanske
4000 Washburn Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Please join us for our preview of a new work by Minnesota composer Carol Barnett, Will’s Ladies, commissioned by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres as MSO Music Director William Schrickel chats with Carol Barnett and mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, for whom this piece is being written, about the creation of this beautiful new five movement song cycle, which sets soliloquies of five Shakespearean female lead characters: Portia, Juliet, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, and Cleopatra.
As part of this event, Clara Osowski will sing the Juliet movement from Will’s Ladies with MSO pianist Darin Tysdal – the first time any part of this work will be heard in public. We will give the premiere performances of this wonderful music on May 10 and May 17, 2020, in Roseville and Minneapolis, respectively.