School of Theater
The West Coast Premiere of Iannis Xenakis' ORESTEIA at CalArts in the Wild Beast, directed by Marina McClure (MFA2 Directing)
Levitt Pavilions Presents THE WILD BEAST CONCERT SERIES at CALARTS
The West Coast Premiere of Iannis Xenakis' ORESTEIA
Sunday, November 07, 2010 at 4:00 PM (PT)
Presented in conjunction with the opening of MOCA’s exhibition of pioneering musician and architect Iannis Xenakis’ work, CalArts students, faculty, alumni will perform the West Coast premiere of Oresteia, Xenakis’ only opera. A 13-piece ensemble of wind instruments, brass and amplified solo cello will be joined by CalArts faculty baritone soloist Paul Berkolds and conductor by Mark Menzies. With 58 people performing, including men’s, women’s and children's choruses roaming the CalArts’ campus, the setting sun will create an evocative backdrop for Xenakis' interpretation of a timeless masterwork.
Open lawn seating, and picnics are encouraged.