Horace Walpole’s The Mysterious Mother: A Staged Reading
Presented by the Lewis Walpole Library and the Yale Center for British Art
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:30 pm, Yale Center for British Art
Abridged by David Worrall, Emeritus Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University
Directed by Misty G. Anderson, Lindsay Young Professor of English, University of Tennessee
As part of the year-long celebrations of the tercentenary of Horace Walpole’s birth, the Lewis Walpole Library and the Yale Center for British Art are collaborating to present a staged reading of The Mysterious Mother. Completed just a few years after Walpole’s celebrated gothic novel The Castle of Otranto (1764), this under-appreciated tale of incest and intrigue was initially circulated only among the author’s friends. Walpole never permitted it to be performed during his lifetime except as a private theatrical. This performance is free and open to the public.
Following the reading there will be a talk-back session moderated by Catherine Sheehy, Professor of the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale University.
Countess of Narbonne Georgina Lock
Count Edmund, her Son Carlos Guanche
Florian, his friend Gilberto Saenz
Adeliza Chelsea Phillips
Benedict Charlie Gillespie
Martin Justin Crisp
Peter Porter Dale Townshend
Servant Stephen Clarke
The performance was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube:
Playing in Parts: A Glimpse of Domestic Music Making in 18th-Century London
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3 pm, reception to follow
Where : First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652, 75 Main Street Farmington CT
The concert is free and open to the public.
Chris Belluscio, English slide trumpet
Yoni Kahn, horn
Sarah Paysnick, flute
Emily Dahl Irons, violin
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Violin Sonata in B-flat, Op. 5, No. 1
I. Allegro con moto
III. Presto assai
Emily Dahl Irons, violin; Sylvia Berry, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata for horn and piano, op. 17
I. Allegro Moderato
II. Poco Adagio, quasi Andante
III. Rondo. Allegro Moderato
Yoni Kahn, horn; Sylvia Berry, piano
“Popular Handelian Airs from Vauxhall Gardens”
Chris Belluscio, English slide trumpet; Sylvia Berry, piano
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Sonata for Keyboard and Flute, Op. 16 No. 1 in D Major WB 10 (c. 1780)
I. Allegro Assai
Sarah Paysnick, flute; Sylvia Berry, piano
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1806)
from Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 50 (London, 1795)
III. Allegro molto
Sylvia Berry, piano
This concert will feature a grand piano built by John Broadwood & Son in London in 1806, and restored by Dale Munschy in 2011.
The Grand Tour: the Walpole Way
When: Saturday, November 5, 7:30 PM, reception to follow
Where : First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652, 75 Main St, Farmington, CT
Program is free and open to the public.
Program Huitième Ouverture, François Couperin (French, 1668–1733) Caprice ou Sonate, Marin Marais (French, 1656–1728) Musettes, Nicolas Chédeville (French, 1705–1782) “Sento due fiamme in petto,” from Medo, Leonardo Vinci (Italian, 1690–1730) *Toccata per il Cembelo, Anonymous “Taci, o di morte,” from Medo, Leonardo Vinci Violin Trio Sonata in G Major, Domenico Gallo (Italian, 1730–ca. 1768) *Minuet, Geminiano Giacomelli (Italian, 1692–1740) *Minuet, Johann Adolph Hasse (German, 1699–1783) *Operas. Selections. Arr. keyboard, Gaetano Latilla (Italian, 1711–1788) Andante, from Alfred Masque, Thomas Arne (English, 1710–1778) Lasciami un sol momento, Giovanni Bononcini (Italian, 1670–1747) Minuets, Michael Dobney (English, fl. ca. 1810) Sonata in G Minor, HWV 404, George Frideric Handel (German, 1685–1759) * The Lewis Walpole Library collection
Co-sponsored by the Lewis Walpole Library and First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652
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Concert: Characters and the Catch
Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
First Church of Christ, Congregational, Farmington
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Program: Popular Catches from A Pocket Companion for Gentlemen and Ladies and Sonatas and Trio Sonata by Arne, Boyce, Abel and Handel
Inspired by the “Character Mongers: ” fall exhibition at the Lewis Walpole Library, Characters and the Catch is the second in a series of free chamber concerts featuring works from the Library’s collection of eighteenth-century music, performed by the New York-based ensemble New Vintage Baroque. The concert features popular catches from A Pocket Companion for Gentlemen and Ladies and sonatas and Trio Sonata by Arne, Boyce, Abel, and Handel.
Lindsay McIntosh, Executive Director & Baroque Oboe
Owen McIntosh, Tenor
Jeff Girton, Baroque Violin
Arnie Tanimoto, Viola d’Gamba
Paul Morton Holmes, Theorbo
James Kennerley, Harpsichord
The Vauxhall Gardens!
The first in a series of free chamber concerts featuring works from the library’s collection of eighteenth-century music, performed by the New York-based ensemble New Vintage Baroque.
The concert featured works by G. F. Handel, William Boyce, Carl Friedrich Abel, and songs written and performed for Vauxhall Gardens.
Saturday, April 23, First Church of Christ, Congregational, Farmington.
Attitudes Performed, presented in connection with the exhibition Emma Hamilton Dancing, performed at the Lewis Walpole Library.
The library and Jonathan Edwards College sponsored the Opera Theatre of Yale College’s production of Elisir d’Amore, by Gaetano Donizetti, conducted by Nick Chong and directed by Ethan Heard.
April 7 and April 8, University Theatre, 222 York Street
Saybrook College Orchestra, Perry So, Music Director, performed Selections from Candide by Leonard Bernstein, featuring Charlotte Dobbs, Soprano, and Amanda Ingram, Soprano, and Symphony No. 6 in B minor, “Pathétique” by Tchaikovsky. Sponsored by the Lewis Walpole Library and Saybrook College.
May 21, Battell Chapel
W.A. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro was presented by the Opera Theatre of Yale College.
April 22 and 23, The ECA Theatre on Audubon St.
Commencement concert of operatic and orchestral music featuring Act 1 of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, performed by the Opera Theatre of Yale College and the Saybrook College Orchestra
May 22, Battell Chapel
W.A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute was presented by the Opera Theatre of Yale College, Perry So, Conductor, Alex Yang, Stage Director, jointly sponsored by the Lewis Walpole Library and Jonathan Edwards College.
April 2-3, 2004, University Theater
Opera Theatre of Yale College
September 25, 2003, The Lewis Walpole Library
Thomas A. Martin, Pianist
March 2, 2002, The Lewis Walpole Library
“A Short, Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage,” selected scenes from Restoration plays, directed by Joseph R. Roach, Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Theater, Yale University, following the Lewis Walpole Library Lecture “Et in Arcadia ego: The Eighteenth Century of the 1920s” by Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University,
February 16, 2001
The Way of the World, by William Congreve, February 8- March 3, 2001, at University Theatre, produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre as part of Yale’s Tercentennial celebration, sponsored by the Lewis Walpole Library/Beinecke Library/Yale School of Drama
Postcards from Otranto: A Concert of 18th-Century Music, performed by The Four Nations Ensemble, Andrew Appel, Director
November 7, 1999
Yale Center for British Art