RWO Mainstage: Numbers / Dates
RWO continues our 2013-14 season with the first-ever complete performance of Thomas Limbert's NUMBERS / DATES, a multi-movement work for voices, instruments and electronics that explores "Emotional Prosody" - a study of human speech in different states of heightened emotion - using recordings of actors speaking random numbers and dates. The featured emotions include "hot anger", "panic", "sadness", and many more!
RWO will also present a new commissioned work by Travis Sullivan and Jamia Wilson, expressly written to accompany Limbert's piece. Sullivan composed THREE MODERN PIECES for string quartet and voices, satirizing current hot-button political topics, and weaving different numbers and dates throughout the work.
Ruby Fulton and Jeff Brunell's THE BALLAD OF JAMES PARRY explores how our daily communication is being replaced by virtual communication and the exchange of data. Fulton's work was originally written for chorus, and will be presented by RWO in a version for both recorded and live voices.
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RUBY FULTON and JEFF BRUNELL the ballad of james parry
TRAVIS SULLIVAN and JAMIA WILSON Three Modern Pieces (world premiere, RWO commission)
THOMAS LIMBERT Numbers / Dates (world premiere of complete work, RWO commission)
Victoria Crutchfield, stage director
Greg Barrett, lighting design
Jenny Ainsworth, stage manager
Elizabeth Coco, production manager
Elisabeth Halliday, soprano
Bonnie Lander, soprano
Robert Maril, baritone
Joshua Zanze, bass-baritone
Ruby Fulton, violin
Gregory Williams, viola
Jennifer Girone-Virgilio, cello
Sam Nedel, double bass
Zach Herchen, alto saxophone
Sidney Boquiren, piano
George Lam, conductor
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For more information, please visit: www.rhymeswithopera.org
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