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Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus

Presented by Emmanuel Music at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge MA

Feb 23 2018
Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus

Emmanuel Music with the Harvard Glee Club and Urbanity Dance presenting works by Aucoin, Harbison, and Stravinsky

The Orphic Moment by Matthew Aucoin takes a freeze-frame look at the moment before Orpheus turns fatefully to look at Eurydice. In Harbison's Symphony No. 5, the Orpheus myth is reflected in vivid poetry of Milosz, Glück, and Rilke, the eponymous hero's lute represented by an electric guitar. With a libretto by Cocteau based on Sophocles, Stravinsky's monumental and chilling opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex is a throbbing musical engine of fate.

Ryan Turner conducts he Orchestra and Chorus of

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