Conference and concert festival relating to the eighteenth-century musicologist Charles Burney.
CONFERENCE: Speakers will present papers relating to Burney’s career as travel writer,
historian, composer, and pedagogue. This scholarly event will be accompanied and enriched
by several live musical and theatrical performances.
THREE CONCERTS at Risley Great Hall
MARCH 12, 8:30PM
March 13, 8:00PM
March 14, 8:00PM
A short opera in its entirety: Burney’s English translation and adaptation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s famous comic opera Le Devin du village (translated as The Cunning Man). This work, now unjustly fallen into obscurity, was immensely popular in its day. It features an appealing comic tale of love and trickery, and original music by Burney and Rousseau.
Organized by Ellen Lockhart and Dorian Komanoff Bandy; featuring Les Petits Violons, conducted by Dorian Komanoff Bandy, with a cast including Stephen Lavonier as "The Cunning Man" himself (many with remember Lavonier, who played the title character in the November 2008 Don Giovanni).