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Dare to Pair at Westben

Creative pairings of music with food & wine

Saturdays: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 at The Barn & Various local providers

Westben Theatre is a magical blend of world class music, wonderful people and a magnificent setting. This summer, Westben has developed a new program to tantalize their guests with creative pairings of music with food and wine. Guests will eat, drink and hear music! Join Westben and various local providers on Saturdays throughout the summer season to explore innovative pairings of food & drink specially prepared in connection with the concerts. Guests will meet and mingle with an eclectic array of sommeliers, chefs, musicians and other visitors all coming together to create uniquely intriguing musical stories, Westben-style. Always a new experience! (Reservations required at least 1 week in advance.)

Elmhirst’s Resort is excited to participate in this series with “Dine with the Don” on July 7, 2018. Continue reading below for all the details.

Dare to Pair – Dine with the Don at Elmhirt’s Resort, Saturday, July 7, 6 pm.

Don Giovanni in Concert at The Barn

Leporello – Joel Allison Donna Anna – Leanne Kaufman Don Giovanni – Alexander Dobson Masetto/Comendatore – Matthew Li Don Ottavio – Colin Ainsworth Donna Elvira – Teiya Kasahara Zerlina – Vania Chan Music Director & Pianist – Andrea Grant

Saturday, July 7, 2:00 pm at The Barn

How far will you go before you repent? This is the question the young, arrogantly promiscuous Don Giovanni must answer in this 1787 operatic masterpiece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart based on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Go straight to the pulsating heart of this gripping music in this concert version (approximately two hours in length, performed in Italian with piano.)

Before the Show:

Pre-concert Chat (1:00 pm)

Barb Hobart and Brian Finley discuss the relationship of Don Giovanni to its creators.

After the Show:

Dare to Pair: Dine with the Don (following the performance at 6 pm) at Elmhirst’s Resort

Join the Don himself (Alexander Dobson) and other members of the cast for a delicious four course gourmet supper with wine tasting at Elmhirst’s Resort in Keene. Meet the Don, Alexander Dobson, Chef Jay Nutt from Elmhirst’s and Sommelier Brian Hanna from County Winery, Huff Estates as they introduce food and wines fit for “the Don”! Reservations are required minimum one week in advance.

Composer: Culinary and Service Team Leader Jay Nutt

Conductor: Chef Malcolm Dobson

Purchase your ‘Dare to Pair’ tickets from Westben.

Don Giovanni performance tickets sold separately.

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