Grand Finale with Nathan Gunn
Saturday, May 13, 20177:30 pm Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Silent Auction begins at 6:00pm
RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
RAVEL: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
MOZART: Overture from Le nozze di Figaro
MOZART: Hai gia vinta la causa from Le nozze di Figaro
MASCAGNI: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
ROSSINI: Largo al factotum from Il barbiere de Siviglia
COPLAND: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
PORTER (arr. J. Gunn): Cowboys
Be a part of this amazing finish! Equally at home with opera, Broadway, or in an intimate recital hall, baritone Nathan Gunn has been a highly sought-after artist in many countries. The New York Times raved that “Nathan Gunn commands an operatic baritone whose mighty heft and richness confer an outsize authority on everything he touches.”
This concert will feature two beautifully emotional works by Ravel. Le Tombeau de Couperin is a suite of short movements, each composed in loving memory of people who died in WWI, and Don Quichotte à Dulciné is a song cycle based on the story of Don Quixote. Popular favorites from The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, and others we promise you’ll be humming on your way home will round out this program. Don’t miss what’s certain to be a memorable night with Nathan Gunn as we bring our 40th Anniversary Season to a grand close.
Remember to arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to bid on our wide array of Auction items! There’s always something for every interest and every budget, thanks to our many generous donors and supporters. With your help, we can make this the biggest and most successful Benefit Auction yet!
Mr. Gunn’s performance is generously sponsored by James and Dianne Orcutt.
*Please note this program has been updated since the original 2016-17 season announcement.