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Tempesta di Mare

GREAT BOOKS Classic Tales for Orchestra

May 18, 2019
8:00 PM

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Classic Tales Illustrated for Orchestra by Purcell, Telemann, Rameau and Charpentier

Nancy and Dick Eales Series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare

Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors | Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster


Stories-without-words about love, adventure, magic, and neurosis—inspired by four enduring works of literature and re-told in music by four masters of the baroque:

  •      William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1600
         Henry Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen
  •      Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote of La Mancha, 1605
         Georg Philipp Telemann: Burlesque de Quixotte, TWV 55:G10
  •      Jean-Baptiste Molière: The Hypochondriac, 1673
          Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Incidental music for Le Malade Imaginaire
  •      Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid: Metamorphosis, ca. 8AD
          Jean-Philippe Rameau: Ballet music for Pygmalion

Tempesta di Mare creates extraordinary musical experiences with every performance. This stems from Tempesta’s signature interpretive approach to baroque music as a dramatic, rhetorical craft, a commitment to innovative programming and a passion for artistic excellence. 

 Recognized world-wide as “the model of a top-notch period orchestra (Miami Herald) for its joyful, unconducted performances that are “totally recommendable…extremely attractive…extremely accomplished and absolutely first rate” (Classical FM), Tempesta proudly calls Philadelphia its home.

 For more information about Tempesta di Mare and other performances, please visit

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102