The Tempest

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Cathedral Church of St. Paul
138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Long attributed to Henry Purcell, and more aptly named "Purcell & Friends," This adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest features the works of several composers: Pelham Humfrey, John Weldon, Matthew Locke, John Banister and Jean- Baptiste Lully among others. This work was written and re-written for the stage in at least three recognizable versions. Led by Ian Watson from the harpsichord, the Henry Purcell Society of Boston will re-create the work yet again- using music from the 1674 versions and adding music curated by Jessica and historian James Winn to showcase our phenomenal musicians.