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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 7:30 pm

Mandeville Auditorium

For ticket information call 858-534-4637 or go to lajollasymphony.com

Steven Schick conducts
Michael Gordon Gotham
  Film by Bill Morrison
Igor Stravinsky Persephone
Guest artists: Alice Teyssier, narrator; Lux Boreal Dance Company; North Coast Singers youth chorus
A multi-media concert in many senses of that term. The first half offers Gotham, a 2004 joint production by filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer Michael Gordon. Using archival footage of New York City, Gotham combines film, projectors, lighting and orchestra to create a haunting impression of that city. Stravinsky’s opulent Persephone, which the composer described as a “melodrama,” sets a text by André Gide that tells of the descent of the goddess Persephone into the underworld and her return. For this presentation we will be joined by the Lux Boreal Dance Company, narrator, tenor soloist, and children’s choir.

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