Tempesta: Cocktails Inspired by Great Books 5/1


May 1st, 7-9 PM
Tempesta: Cocktails Inspired by Great Books
Tickets: $25
Head to Philadelphia’s tasting room, home bar supply and testing ground for Quaker City Mercantile, Art in the Age—authors of Colonial Spirits— for an exclusive tasting of four signature cocktails inspired by Great Books. A Tempesta di Mare member will be on hand to talk about the program and the four books of literature highlighted in our program, with music to go alongside the talk. Two cocktails and finger foods will be provided with the ticket cost. Attendees will be able to purchase additional cocktails if they desire. Limited Seating.

With every performance, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare creates a sense of discovery. From innovative programming that has resulted in over 35 modern world premieres of lost and forgotten baroque masterpieces, to the ensemble’s signature interpretive approach to music as a dramatic, rhetorical craft—their performances are true to their name: “storms at sea”. Tempesta’s May 18 performance of Great Books tells stories-without-words about love, adventure, magic and neurosis—inspired by four enduring works of literature and re-told in music by four masters of the baroque: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare as heard in Purcell’s Suite from The Fairy Queen, Don Quixote by Cervantes in Telemann’s orchestral suite Burlesque de Quixotte, Ovid’s Metamorphosis on which Rameau based his ballet music for Pygmalion, and The Hypochondriac by Molière, for which Charpentier wrote the incidental music.