EARL AND JUNE CHEIT
Classic filmmaking and superb music combine for an unforgettable season highlight! Close watchers of the American symphony orchestra scene know that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) stands "poised to jolt the American orchestral world" (New York Times) under the inspired direction of Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra. In this Cal Performances debut engagement, the BSO performs in Voices of Light, which merges Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc with a live performance of Richard Einhorn's haunting and profound score. Renée Falconetti's portrayal of Joan of Arc has been ranked among the 100 finest film performances ever, and Einhorn's music hailed "a moving score...sublimely matching one of the great films of all time" (Chicago Sun). This acclaimed evening of music-theater has thrilled sold-out houses from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the Kennedy Center and Davies Symphony Hall.
Elinor Broadman, mezzo-soprano
Stacy Rutz, soprano
Genoa Starrs, mezzo-soprano
Michelle Lee, soprano
Daniel Ebbers, tenor
Brian Leerhuber, baritone
For a second concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, please see its event page.
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Sat, March 31, 7-7:30 pm
Pre-performance talk with conductor Marin Alsop, hosted by Cal Performances Director Matías Tarnopolsky. This Sightlines event is free to all event ticket holders.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Podcast: Conductor Marin Alsop on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Marin Alsop talks about the Orchestra's programs on March 30 & 31, 2012, which will include works by Copland, Tower and Higdon, among others (3/30), and Einhorn's Voice of Light along with the 1928 version of The Passion of Joan of Arc (3/31). She is interviewed by Matías Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances.