CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center: Sarasa Ensemble - "Don Quixote, Knight Errant" (Live and YouTube): Sarasa Ensemble's opening program for the 2020-21 season, "On the Fringe," celebrates world literature's original anti-establishment hero, Don Quixote. This unforgettable character, created by Miguel de Cervantes, embarks on a journey in search of chivalrous adventures, such as saving damsels in distress, combatting giants in the guise of windmills, and righting wrongs. In his quest to overcome his own limitations, Quixote dreams to be what he is not— and does not give up. The great theatrical aspect of his heroic exploits with his trusty and patient squire, Sancho Panza, and overextended horse, Rocinante, has inspired many musical interpretations. Sarasa will present an hour-long concert of 18th-century compositions based on the tales of Don Quichotte with works by Telemann, Boismortier and Francesco Conti, including readings from Cervantes’ text. The concert will be performed on historical instruments by Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, Timothy Merton, cellos; Michael Leopold, Baroque guitar and theorbo; and Julian Loida, percussion. 2 performances: 5 p.m and 7 p.m. (very limited seating). Performances will also be streamed on Sarasa's YouTube channel - 9/20 at 3 p.m. $20, $10 students, free under age 12. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1.