Gilbert and Sullivan sing-through Aug. 3, orchestra play-through Aug. 10

August 9, 2013


The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players are holding two participatory music events. Both events are free, open to everyone, and will have homemade snacks! RSVPs are helpful (email, but not required.

On Saturday August 3rd from 4-6pm in the Student Center room 407, join the chorus for the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ for an open sing-through of the Mikado! Full of colorful music and characters, unexpected plot twists, and death-defying leaps of logic, the Mikado has been one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operettas since its first appearance in 1885. Whether you’re a lifelong Gilbert and Sullivan fan or this is the first time you’ve heard of them, the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan players welcome you to a fun, friendly community drawn together by Gilbert’s witty lyrics and Sullivan’s catchy tunes.

Calling all orchestral musicians for an afternoon of Orchestral Gilbert & Sullivan Sight-Reading led by Barratt Park (conductor) on Saturday August 10 from 4-6pm in the Mezz Lounge (Student Center 3rd floor). Repertoire will include orchestral overtures from Arthur Sullivan’s beloved comic operettas as well as various other operatic greatest hits. If you’ve never heard of Gilbert & Sullivan, then this is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with their music as well as meet other G&S aficionados!  No audition necessary.


Ruddigore, Princess Ida, The Yeomen of the Guard, Cox and Box, Haddon Hall Suite, Patience, The Grand Duke

Non-G&S Opera Works:
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess (strings only), Bizet: Carmen, Mozart: The Magic Flute, Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Handel: Alcina, Rameau: Castor et Pollux, Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Rossini: La Cenerentola

Random Orchestral Works:
Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov:  Capriccio Espagnole

Instruments welcome: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute/piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cornet/Trumpet, Trombone, Timpani/Percussion

Photo by T Charles Erickson.

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