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The Figure of Orpheus in Poetry and Performance
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica Blvd. and 11th St.
December - The spiritual depth of Morten Lauridsen’s music, paired with the stunning voices of Rod Gilfry and Carin Gilfry, in conversation with the lyric poetry of Amber Flora Thomas, the works of California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, and poet Peggy Shumaker, will make for a thrilling venture into the radiant beauty of soul language. This event will be held in the East Wing.
February - Composer Sophia Serghi and writer Nancy Schoenberger combine to present a mixed media performance piece comprising original music, poetry and artwork, inspired by the imagery of the 22 cards of the Tarot’s Major Arcana. This piece is presented in conversation with the narrative poetry of Judy Grahn and Brynn Saito.
April - Poets selected by Poetry Society of America Director Alice Quinn will perform contemporary works on the Orphic theme. A film clip from Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus will be shown to represent the theme in cinema, and pianist Paul Barnes will captivate the audience with The Orphée Suite for Piano, his amazing transcription of Philip Glass’s symphony Orphée for solo piano.
Programs, artists and prices are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable with the exception of cancelled events. Processing fees are always non-refundable.