Da Camera's In the Garden of Dreams: Piano, Vocals & Visuals
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The last date listed for In the Garden of Dreams was Saturday May 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater:
- Full Price:
- $23.00 - $43.00
- Our Price:
- $11.50 - $21.50
Playing with the kind of harmony only possible between twins, Christina and Michelle Naughton have toured the world with their intricate and beautiful double-piano arrangements. Graduates of Juilliard and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, the Steinway Artists recently recorded their first album, which features works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, de Falla, Ravel and Lutoslawski. With "stellar musicianship, technical mastery and awe-inspiring artistry" (The San Francisco Examiner), the Naughtons have played with everyone from the New Jersey Symphony at the Kennedy Center to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- “[The Blue Rider is ] ... a spellbinding program of music [and] projected images … the performance and the effect of simple geometric shapes were altogether stunning.” --<em>The Wall Street Journal </em>
- Watch a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dacamera.com/schedule-tickets/sarah_rothenbergs__in_the_garden_of_dreams">preview video</a>.
This new production explores the fantastic obsession with dreams and the unconscious in the music, visual art, psychology and theater of Vienna c.1900. Rothenberg collaborates once again with Marcus Doshi (set, lighting) and Sven Ortel (imagery, projections), following the critically acclaimed production of 2009, The Blue Rider.
Expanding on that experience and the language developed together, the creative team intertwines intimate solo piano and vocal works of Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg with light and projections on a set designed as both sculpture and surface. The script, sound collage and imagery draw on Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, Strindberg's A Dream Play, Max Klinger's Brahms-Phantasie and the erotic paintings of Gustav Klimt.
In the Garden of Dreams moves from dawn (late19th century) to the dark of night (1910), from a protected Viennese interior to a decaying landscape where Schoenberg's haunting monodrama, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, reaches its shattering conclusion as reality, dream, memory and hallucination merge in the mind of an obsessed lover.