MARCH 25TH & 26TH, 2012- HADDOCKS' EYES
In celebration of the 75th birthday of David del Tredici
"Haddocks' Eyes" by David Del Tredici
Starring Amy van Roekel with David Del Tredici on piano. With Hugh Ash (Trumpet), Alan Berquist (Flute), Monica Davis (Violin 2), Grover Edwards (Clarinet), Alice Hamlet (Cello), Adam Norris (Horn), Kerrick Sasaki (Viola), Svetlana Tsoneva (Violin 1), and Matthew Weber (Double Bass). Costumes by Karen Flood. Conducted by Conrad Chu.
Is the White Knight, who sings Alice his famous nonsense song in “Through the Looking-Glass,” really a caricature of Lewis Carroll himself? Like the knight, Carroll had shaggy hair, mild blue eyes, a kind and gentle face. Like the knight, his mind seemed to function best when it saw things in topsy-turvy fashion. . . Of all the characters Alice meets on her two dream adventures, only the White Knight seems to be genuinely fond of her and to offer her special assistance... His melancholy farewell may be Carroll's farewell to Alice when she grew up (became a queen) and abandoned him. With this idea in hand, David Del Tredici's uses his post-Romantic musical style to bring a touchingly personal dimension to the Alice universe. “Haddocks’ Eyes” was commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and premiered at Alice Tully Hall in 1986.
David Del Tredici's musical involvement with “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” began in 1968 with the composition of Pop-Pourri, a “Cantata of the Sacred and Profane” which set ‘Turtle Soup’ from “Alice’s Adventures...” and ‘Jabberwocky’ from “Through the Looking Glass...” alongside the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a Lutheran chorale (in a harmonization by Bach). Since that time, all of Del Tredici's works have concentrated exclusively on Lewis Carroll's Wonderland books.
THE ARTISTS INVOLVED
FESTIVAL EVENT INFO
March 25 and 26-8:00PM
Doors open at 7:00PM
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
ADVANCE-$20/ $30 for both shows
DAY OF SHOW-$25
Tickets on sale at Galapagos Art Space February 20