Sunday, January 20th, 2019

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        Shakespeare’s The Tempest shakes up the Virginia Arts Festival

Shakespeare’s The Tempest shakes up the Virginia Arts Festival



In mid-April, Virginia Stage Company and Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus combined their creative forces in a potent production of The Tempest, featuring incidental music (Op.9) written specifically for this last play of Shakespeare's by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The audience was captivated by the spectacle, brought to life by VSC's Patrick Mullins and VSO's JoAnn Falletta.


The Shopper Editor Wendell Ward, left, with Virginia Stage Company Interim Artistic Director Patrick Mullins

The Virginia Arts Festival welcoming committee, from left: Tourism and Group Sales Director Dianna Starkey, Marketing Coordinator Katie Fenimore, and Assistant to the Executive Director Ann Hirtz

Virginia Symphony Director of Marketing Monica K. Meyer is all smiles