Jacaranda Presents "Curlew River" Saturday As Part Of Benjamin Britten Celebration

Thursday, 25 Apr 2013, 12:05:00 PM

Mitch James

Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues this Saturday, April 27.
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Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues this Saturday, April 27.

Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues this Saturday, April 27 with a concert staging of “Curlew River,” a chamber opera (1963) intended for performance in a church.  

It will be held at 8 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second Street, Santa Monica.

This all-male opera is based on Sumidagawa the most famous drama of the classical Japanese Noh theater, in which a traditional all-male ensemble told the story of a distraught noblewoman driven mad by the kidnapping of her son.

Jacaranda will give “Curlew River” its first known Los Angeles performance, featuring tenor Steven Tharp in the lead role and members of the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus.

Concert tickets are $40 general; $20 students.

For more information, visit jacarandamusic.org or call 213.483.0216.

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