September 10 thru September 16

THE BOX IS EMPTY’S TOP PICKS:

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – Vanitas, one-act opera by Salvatore Sciarrino.  National Pastime Theater, Chicago, IL.  September 11, 2012, 11:00 p.m..

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A “Vanitas” is a still life, the subject of which is designed to instill in the viewer a contemplation of the emptiness of all worldly things, the fleeting nature of time, and the inevitability of death. Salvatore Sciarrino‘s chamber opera of the same name is a severely and devotedly didactic musical distillation of this.

This performance is a part of the Beethoven Festival: REVOLUTION 2012.

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Nat Evans – Site-Specific September.  Seattle, WA and Indianapolis, IN.  September 2012.  

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This month Nat Evans loads up on outdoor performances in Seattle and Indianapolis.  This week hear his Hungry Ghosts (hear excerpts here) performed by the newly-formed whateverandeveramen., conducted by Brad Pierson, set against large and mobile sculpture, then check out the pagoda installation piece Record + Response.  Later this month in Indianapolis you can hear Hungry Ghosts reprised and another special performance of Blue Hour(listen here).  Evans has cultivated a unique way of experiencing environments and music; these shows are not to be missed!

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK – Seattle – 9/10/2012-9/16/2012 :

HAPPENING THIS WEEK – Elsewhere – 9/10/2012-9/16/2012

  • Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – Vanitas, one-act opera by Salvatore Sciarrino.  National Pastime Theater, Chicago, IL.  September 11, 2012, 11:00 p.m..
  • Table and Chairs – Chemical Clock.  West Coast tour, various locations in Oregon and California.  September 10-17, 2012.
  • Lindsay Kesselman/Kate Moroney – Einstein on the Beach.  Opera House, Brooklyn, NY.  September 10-24, 2012.

HAPPENING SOON:

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