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George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea

June 1, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Toyon Hall

Free

Nymphs and shepherds live and love in the idyllic fields of Arcadia, until the arrival of monster Polyphemus shatters their pastoral bliss. True to the Ovidian myth, the subsequent death of Acis is reimagined as he transforms into a stream, to be forever a part of the Arcadian fields.

Music students of MUS 184C perform this favorite Handel serenata from various versions, including a 1786 chamber version held in Green Library Special Collections. | Reception to follow.

Stage Director: Nova Jiménez

Musical Director: Marie-Louise Catsalis

Photo: Coyau / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0"Acis jouant de la flûte," Jean-Baptiste TubyBosquet des Dômes, Parc de Versailles

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Music, Residential Education, Department of Classics
Contact Email: 
wkeats@stanford.edu