About This Program
The lush, stinging poetry of Dorothea Lasky has inspired composer Ted Hearne’s new theatrical song cycle, igniting hearts and minds with ferocity and grace. With frank observations of the everyday intertwined with revelatory maneuverings of his own voice, Hearne’s music — a smart mélange of traditional and contemporary tonalities with an accessible pop sheen — is backed by a quintet of in-demand musicians. This intimate 12-song suite engages audiences in a complicated, loving meditation on the personal and domestic, while savoring the depths of the wildness within. Intensifying the performance is real-time installation by conceptual artist Rachel Perry and stage direction by Daniel Fish.
Co-presented with the Walker Art Center
Co-commissioned with the Walker Art Center and Carnegie Hall
Tickets: $26, $20.80 Liquid Music/SPCO subscribers and Walker members.
Pre-performance Reading by Dorothea Lasky
Thursday, November 21, 7–7:30 pm
Cityview Bar, outside the McGuire Theater