Big Apple Baroque
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre
Invite you to a Gala Preview and Auction Benefit for Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
Friday, April 1, 2011
Graciously hosted by
the Czech Center New York
at the Bohemian National Hall
321 E. 73rd Street
Premier seating tickets: $100; $50 regular admission
Canapés and wine served
Please RSVP by March 25:
This summer, Big Apple Baroque is mounting a fully staged, magnificently crafted production of Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Performances will take place June 14th, 16th, and 17th at the Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College. In order to make this as splendid a production as Purcell so richly deserves, BAB is reaching out for the first time in its history to solicit donations and invite you to a special fundraising Gala Preview on April 1st at 7pm.
As a supporter of the performing arts in New York, you know that it is not just the major venues and well-funded organizations that draw audiences and foster talent. Emerging companies are just as vital to the health and vitality of the performing arts scene. Since 2002, BAB has presented high quality performances of Baroque and Early Classical repertoire, fostering local Early Music talent in New York and giving back to the community by supporting projects to help the homeless in the city. Musicians featured in its performances continue to win posts in major ensembles, teach and study in world-class conservatory programs, and garner critical acclaim in many other musical capacities both in the US and abroad.
BAB's forthcoming production of this major opera is testimony to the fact that New York has all the talent, imagination and energy to tackle a work usually only presented by foreign touring companies. Its adaptation is generating interest well beyond New York and in response it is hosting an academic conference alongside the opera that will garner further publicity for Big Apple Baroque's work. A flyer is attached for your reference.
Ways in which you can play a vital role in producing the best possible version of The Fairy Queen:
I encourage you to support our efforts to make this glorious opera more accessible, thereby enriching the lives of New Yorkers whether they are Early Music enthusiasts, opera buffs, modern dance addicts and/ or those wholly new to the world of Henry Purcell.
Alan J. Fellows,
Big Apple Baroque