Tempesta di Mare presents Purcell, Charpentier & ¡zarzuela!

7 Mar 2015
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Tempesta di Mare continues their two-season exploration of rarely-performed French orchestral music written for the theater. Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Tragédie et Comédie establishes Tempesta di Mare as an early-music ensemble with a thorough investment in French baroque music.

The group will showcase music written for the first runs of comedies from England, France, Spain and Italy, with suites from Congreve's The Double Dealer by Henry Purcell, and Moliére's Le Malade imaginaire (The Hypochondriac) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; and songs from Llamosas' zarzuela Destinos vencen finezas (Fate trumps all plans), by Juan Francisco de Navas—a modern, new-world premiere, plus orchestral concerti by Alessandro Scarlatti, Arcangelo Corelli and William Babell.