Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Craig Verm to sing "CIVIL warS" at Minimalist Jukebox

Craig Verm
Barihunk Craig Verm will be appearing in Philip Glass' CIVIL warS at the Minimalist Jukebox series in Los Angeles, which was inspired by Matthew Brady's Civil War photographs and commissioned for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Arts Festival.

Glass was one of six different composers from six different countries who compose dsections of director Robert Wilson's text. Verm will be performing the "Rome Section" of the piece, which is an operatic multi-part cantata that ruminates on war and the disruption of the moral order through such characters as the Lincolns, Garibaldi, Robert E. Lee, Hercules, and others. He'll be joined Jessica Rivera, Sasha Cooke, Andrew Staples and Steve Pence.

Glass’ the CIVIL warS will be performed at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 17th and April 19th. Tickets are available online for the entire Minimalist Jukebox series, which also includes eight Kraftwerk 3-D concerts, Minimalist Dreamhouse with pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, oraganist Cameron Carpenter playing music by Michael Gordon, Terry Riley and John Adams, as well a number of other minimalist gems. The entire series runs from March 16-May 4.

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