Cinna: The Clemency of Augustus

A long time Lou Harrison collaborator and UC-Santa Cruz Ethnomusicologist Linda Burman-Hall performed Harrison’s “Cinna”, or “Suite for Tack Piano,” accompanied by a reading of CINNA: THE CLEMENCY OF AUGUSTUS by Pierre Corneille (16th Century French Dramatist) for which Harrison composed the music.  Harrison imagined this play to be staged with puppets; however, his vision was never realized.   A pioneer of modern shadow theatre Larry Reed will create shadow sequences that will complete the dramatic evening, paying homage to Lou Harrison’s innovative spirit.

Presented as part of Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration
Peace United Church of Christ/New Music Works, Santa Cruz, May 14, 2017
Center for New Music, San Francisco, May 19, 2017

written by Pierre Corneille; adapted by Larry Reed
with “Cinna” or “Suite for Tack Piano” composed by Lou Harrison & performed by Linda Burman-Hall
Shadow puppets designed by I Made Moja
Shadow casters: Caryl Kientz, I Made Moja, and Fred C. Riley III
Narrator: Larry Reed