Opera at Colburn: James Conlon Conducts The Rape of Lucretia
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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What a great evening. Arrived to hear another fantastic lecture by Mr. Conlon. The
performance was amazing. The cast and orchestra presented a great performance; James Conlon is a LA treasure. It was particularly special to hear and see an opera
that I did not know and had not seen.
Staged Britten Art Song Prelude at 5:30pm, Zipper Hall
Pre-Concert Lecture with James Conlon at 7:15pm, Thayer Hall
The Rape of Lucretia at 8:00pm, Zipper Hall
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