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Shadow Puppet Theatre:

Arlene Thomas + Nike Abbott

INNERchamber Ensemble

Julie Baumgartel + Andrew Chung, baroque violin

Margaret Jordan-Gay, baroque cello

Borys Medicky, harpsichord

Terry McKenna, baroque guitar and theorbo


1st half
Balletto Primo (op. 30) by Maurizio Cazzati

Aria amoroso by Nicola Matteis

 Ayres for the Violin:  Preludio, Adagio, Alemanda, Sarabanda amorosa, Gavotta, Aria Allegra, Andamento con imitazione del basso, Scaramuccia by Nicola Matteis


This concert combines the “cycles” inherent in baroque music, including the most famous cycle of all, with the wonderful world of shadow puppetry. The first half of this concert features music from Italy, Scotland and Germany, weaving a path from Cazzati to Matteis, Oswald to Telemann. The second half features the newest production to come from the wellspring of Shadow Puppet Theatre. “Widget” is a lonely robot in a concrete world. When he discovers a dear friend in Flower, desperately trying to poke its way out of the asphalt, Widget embarks on a four seasons adventure to protect Flower’s safety, while battling Sky Bee and the rain and snow elements Mother Nature has in store. Teaming up with SPT is the INNERchamber Ensemble on period instruments for excerpts from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as the musical backdrop for this family friendly escapade.

A sonata of Scots tunes by James Oswald


Intrada-Suite for 2 Violins ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, TWV 40:108 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Capriccio detto il Marescotti a due Violini, in Ecco (op. 50) by Maurizio Cazzati
Capriccio sopra le sette note (1659) by Maurizio Cazzati
Diverse bizzarie sopra la vecchia sarabanda o pur ciaccona by Nicola Matteis

2nd half

“Widget”, with excerpts from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

Factory 163

163 King Street, Stratford

Light dinner begins at 6, music at 7

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