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Pequot Library to present 'Music for the English Theater'

Published 4:47 pm, Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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The Friends of Music at Pequot Library will present "Music for the English Theater by Henry Purcell" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the library, 720 Pequot Ave.

The library's third concert, conducted by Eugene Sirotkine, will feature a choral and instrumental ensemble with soloists presenting a program of music written for the English theater by Purcell, an English composer, with lyrics by his contemporaries, according to a news release.

The program will include selections from "King Arthur," "Dido and Aeneas," "The Fairy Queen," "Amphitryon," "Oedipus" and others.

The concert will be followed by a reception with the musicians.

Tickets cost $30, $25 for Pequot Library Association members at the Advocate level and above.

For more information, visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346, ext. 15.