A Concert Reading with Shadows
~CINNA: THE CLEMENCY OF AUGUSTUS by Pierre Corneille~
with “Cinna” or “Suite for Tack Piano”
Composed by Lou Harrison;
Performed by Linda Burman-Hall;
and Shadows by Larry Reed & ShadowLight Productions
In 1957, Lou Harrison was inspired to write incidental music for a 17th century French play, CINNA, by Pierre Corneille. The play is a grand political intrigue, set at the beginning of the Roman Empire, dealing with loyalty, revenge and forgiveness. Harrison was struck by the deep humanity of the lead characters, and chose to use just intonation and a tack piano to express his feelings towards the play. Although he intended it to be performed with puppets, the performance didn’t materialize in his lifetime.
Working with pianist Linda Burman-Hall, shadow master Larry Reed will bring Harrison’s vision to life, utilizing new types of Romanesque shadow figures inspired by Harrison’s rod puppet designs. The play will be condensed to its essence to create a unique and enriching evening, weaving music, language and shadows together seamlessly.
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Advance Price: $17 Student/Senior & $20 General
Door Price: $20 Student/Senior & $23 General
LOCATION: Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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