Event Date: Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 pm
Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus
Christopher Lydon, host of Radio Open Source, will narrate Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” in this performance presented by Harvard Glee Club and Emmanuel Music. They will also perform “The Orphic Moment” by Matthew Aucoin ’12, and Harbison’s “Symphony No. 5.”
About the program
“The Orphic Moment” by Matthew Aucoin ’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 the vivid poetry of Milosz, Glück and Rilke, and the eponymous hero’s lute is 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.
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