This event looks like so much fun. One part music and one part history all taking place at a gorgeous venue which is the Peabody Essex Museum. Details of this event are per Facebook and the PEM’s website.
“Composer-collective Oracle Hysterical, with collaborators Hub New Music, presents the world premiere of an evening-length collection of songs inspired by the expeditions of a wide-ranging group of ambitious, gritty — and often cruel — myopic explorers. Text comes from the journals of European “New World” explorers like Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés and Hernando de Soto; Puritan women on their new frontier; pilot Amelia Earhart; naturalist John James Audubon; ill-fated Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott; the ancient king Gilgamesh and his quest to cheat death; and the Chinese mariner, treasure seeker and builder of giant ships Zheng He. These authors and subjects, guided by a spirit of exploration, share an often combustible mix of guts, ego, naivete, greed and unwavering determination. The results of their discoveries range from beautiful to terrifying, or sometimes both. This dynamic, semi-staged performance includes lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins.
Part band, part book club, Oracle Hysterical combines eclectic musical influences with literary breadth. Hub New Music, a frequent PEM collaborator, is a Boston-based quartet ensemble that celebrates the diversity of today’s classical music landscape through creative programming and ambitious commissioning projects. Learn more at oraclehysterical.com and hubnewmusic.org.
Please note: Be prepared to present a printed or digital PDF of your tickets upon arrival. If you select Hold at Admissions Desk you will need to request your ticket upon arrival. 8 pm. Main Atrium. Members $20, nonmembers $30, students with ID $15. Cash bar and light bites”
This event takes place on March 7, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. Salem, MA 01970. Tickets are available here. Enjoy!! <3
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