John Bell

John Bell

The Tempest

Sunday 23 February 2020, 5pm

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Genesis Baroque is joined by the inimitable John Bell for a powerful exploration of tempests and the human condition; from anguish and fury, mortality, frailty and passion, to hope and transcendence. Stormy and sublime instrumental works are interleaved with the words of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in this ode to humanity and its relationship with our dynamic and capricious world.

Program

William Shakespeare – selected monologues

Edmund Spenser – selected sonnets

Excerpts from:

Matthew Locke – Incidental music from The Tempest

Henry Purcell – Incidental music from The Tempest and King Arthur

Jean-Féry Rebel – Les Élémens

Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Lucinda Moon - violin)