The 2019 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents a program that unites diverse cultures, both real and fantastic. Philip Glass’ “Annunciation” is based on an Eastern Orthodox Byzantine chant, and the concert will begin with the singing of the original chant, followed by a performance of the Glass work for piano and string quartet, featuring pianist Paul Barnes. Barnes will perform the NY premiere of Victoria Bond’s “Simeron Kremata,” also based on a Byzantine chant. A workshop performance of “The Adventures of Gulliver”, an opera with music by Victoria Bond, libretto by Stephen Greco and design and direction by Doug Fitch, will change your perception of this hilarious and often vicious probe into human foibles. Gulliver, the intrepid voyager, puts out a fire using his bodily fluids, engages in a love scene with a giantess more than twice his size and is put on trial by horses.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes