Telling Cervantes’ Story through Music: Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte

Date / Time

  • May 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

A collaboration with Tempesta di Mare’s Great Books concert


In association with Tempesta di Mare, this program will focus on Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote, one of the four great works of literature in their Great Books Concert. Don Quixote was Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach’s favorite book and The Rosenbach is pleased to have in its collection a rare first edition of the novel, as well as documents in Cervantes’ hand. A presentation on Quixote, as well as dramatic readings from the book that inspired Georg Philipp Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte will make this a special evening for lovers of literature and music.

Registrants for this program also receive a discount for the Tempesta di Mare Orchestra’s performance on May 18, 2019 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

About Tempesta di Mare’s Great Books concert

Philadelphia’s Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare’s Great Books concert of orchestral storytelling: “Stories-without-words about love, adventure, magic, and neurosis-inspired by four enduring works of literature, as re-told in music by four masters of the baroque: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare/Purcell, Don Quixote by Cervantes/Telemann, The Metamorphosis by Ovid/Rameau, and The Hypochondriac by Molière/Charpentier.”

About Performances at the Rosenbach

From adaptations of beloved classics from page to stage to interactive performances inspired by great literature, experience theatrical arts in an intimate setting.

Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.