Shakespeare & Chaminade

Sunday, May 15 at 4pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville MN
Sunday, May 22 at 4pm
Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski solos in 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 40th season.