Performances, Special Events, Concerts

Matthew Aucoin -- Orpheus

Orchestral Performance

Members $10, nonmembers $15

Friday, June 6, 2014 from 8pm - 9:30pm

Reservations at 978-542-1511 or tickets available at the door

Location: East India Marine Hall

Matthew Aucoin -- Orpheus

Join the Encounters Ensemble and PEM Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin as they explore the myth of Orpheus - on Earth and in the underworld as he searches for his beloved Eurydice. The ancient Greek tale has inspired multiple musical and poetic interpretations, from tragic to comic. At PEM, enjoy selections from C.W. Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) as well as Orphically inspired music and poetry. The evening also features the premiere of The Orphic Moment, Aucoin's new piece for countertenor (Anthony Roth Costanzo, acclaimed for his work with New York's Metropolitan Opera), solo violin (Rachel Lee Priday) and chamber ensemble.

Featuring a mix of imaginative staging, original contemporary composition and sophisticated performance, the enemble explores the boundaries of classical music.

A second performance is schedule for June 7.

Listen to a sample of Bach from Aucoin's concert at PEM in spring 2013.

Read what Aucoin says inspired his new piece for violin and countertenor and listen as PEM staffers take a musical journey into the myth of Orpheus and the rise of Met Opera star Anthony Roth Constanzo.

Photo by John Andrews/Social Palates.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. First come, first served.



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