SUNDAY JULY 17 AT 4 P.M. AT ST. MARK’S. A tribute to Christopher Newton. Artistic director of the Shaw Festival, Tim Carrol, teams up with Atis Bankas, Victoria Kogan and the CamerAtis Ensemble to present Richard Strauss’ 1897 melodrama “Enoch Arden”, originally scored for narrator and piano. The 1864 poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, tells the tragic story of a happily married man with financial problems to become a merchant seaman. After shipwreck andten years on a deserted island he returns home to discover that his beloved wife, believing him dead, has remarried and has a new child. In two parts, it consists of brief interludes indicative of changes of time and setting, with moments of punctuation and commentary. In recent years the work hasattracted some notable names in both the speaker’s and pianist’s role, including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Claude Rains, Glenn Gould and Marc-André Hamelin.
This concert is generously sponsored by Heelis, Little, Almas & Murray LLP