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Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus
February 23, 2018, 8:00pm - February 23, 2018, 9:30pm
The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music, conducted by Ryan Turner, and joined by the Harvard Glee Club and Urbanity Dance present "Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus". The Orphic Moment by Matthew Aucoin (Harvard '12) 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.
There will be a Composers' Forum from 6:30 - 7:15 PM at Sanders Theatre. Participating will be Matthew Aucoin, John Harbison, John Heiss,with moderator Christopher Lydon.