Celebrating the widespread influence of Cervantes' ground-breaking novel, First Muse has brought together musical interpretations spanning centuries. The adventures of Don Quixote are portrayed in the intimate songs of Ravel for baritone and piano as well as in Telemann's 1761 opera (we will present an "orchestral suite" from that work). The highlight of the concert will be Richard Strauss' Don Quixote - Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character - yes, the entire work! - as arranged by cellist Laszlo Varga for six players. Our ambitious troupe including RPO musicians is joined by pianist Timothy Burns for this feat!