Friday, February 7, 2014

Surgical Focus (Acoustic) - Guided By Voices

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jarrell Opera Receives US Premiere

[caption id="attachment_748" align="alignnone" width="211"]Jarrell and Clementi. Photo: Andi Olsen Jarrell and Clementi.
Photo: Andi Olsen[/caption] One of the oldest stories left to humanity, yet it still can withstand and even thrive in new adaptations... On Thursday and Friday, Swiss composer Michael Jarrell opera Cassandra will be given its US Premiere at Bohemian National Hall in New York City (details below). Based on the 1984 novel by Christa Wolf, the monodrama deals with the fallout of the Trojan war for King Priam's prescient daughter. Actress Anna Clementi is joined by an 18-member ensemble and bolstered by electronic music and the work of Czech video artist Dalibor Pys.  For those subtitle weary among you, there's good news: the work will be given in English (However, our teaser video below is in French!).
    Performance Details
Michael Jarrell's Cassandra Featuring Actress Anna Clementi and the Argento Chamber Ensemble; Michel Galante, conductor February 6 & 7 at 7:00 PM, Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd Street in New York City. Free Event
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