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The Unfortunate Traveler
October 28 @ 2:30 pm -4:00 pm
Brass Band Northwest opens our season with musical travelogues taken from great literature including Candide, Pilgrims Progress, Romeo and Juliet, and The Unfortunate Traveller.
Pilgrim’s Progress is a Christian allegory first published in 1678 and continuously in print ever since. Philip Wilby portrays the key moments of the story which are connected by short excerpts from the text.
Imogen Holst, daughter of Gustav Holst, wrote The Unfortunate Traveler when she was still in her teens which is based on the picaresque novel by Thomas Nashe of the same name.
We complete our year of celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with two of his most popular works: the overture to his opera Candide and his retelling of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story.
Bernstein: Candide (5:00)
Albioni: Adagio (4:00)
Wilby, Philip: Pilgrim’s Progress (19:00)
Verdi: La Forza del Destino (7:30)
Holst, Imogen: The Unfortunate Traveler (11:00)
Bernstein: Westside Story (10:00)