About This Program

Approximate length 2:00

Co-presented with the Walker Art Center
Co-commissioned with the Walker Art Center and Carnegie Hall

The lush, stingingly true poetry of Dorothea Lasky has inspired Los Angeles-based 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. A real-time installation by conceptual artist Rachel Perry, with production design and lighting by Peabody Southwell, turns the music and poetry into a living, fruiting organism.

Tickets: $26, $20.80 Liquid Music/SPCO subscribers and Walker members.


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