- Past Performances
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2016 Family Opera
Music by Bernard Hughes
Libretto by William Radice
Directed by David Bass and Kathy Lindsay
Choreography by Rachel Zimmerman
An opera based on a Bengali animal fable by Upendrakishore Raychaudhuri
Translated and adapted by William Radice in The Stupid Tiger and Other Tales (1981)
THIS WORK WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE W11 CHILDREN'S OPERA TRUST
Logo by Jen Fuchel
All performances at:
The Peabody School (Directions, map, parking)
70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Saturdays, March 12 and March 19, at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sundays, March 13 and March 20, at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
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Our 2016 production will be Chincha-Chancha Cooroo or the WEAVER’S WEDDING. This remarkable family opera for audiences of all ages is based on a classic Bengali animal fable, with music by Bernard Hughes and libretto by William Radice. A wily Jackal arranges the marriage of a foolish, uneducated Weaver to the King's daughter ... but it is the Princess who has the last laugh! This entirely sung 70-minute show (plus intermission) is full of stunning sets, colorful costumes, and beautiful music and dance. Listen to our 2009 performance of Weaver's Wedding HERE.
2016 Science Festival Chorus
Directed by Laura Backley
|Performances:||on the two weekends of school vacation week|
|Saturday April 16 at 3:00pm at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard|
|Sunday April 17 at 6:00pm at the Museum of Science|
|Sunday April 24 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School|
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Once again, we will be presenting a program of science songs at the 2016 (tenth annual!) Cambridge Science Festival in April. This year's production will be a series of songs on the theme of Giants of Science, highlighting the lives and work of great scientists and mathematicians throughout history who have shaped our understanding of the world. Included will be songs about Johannes Kepler, Charles Darwin, Ada Lovelace, Erwin Schrödinger, Annie Jump Cannon, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, to name just a few. For a sample of such a song, listen to/watch the slideshow from our 2009 performance of "Mister Darwin" by David Haines.
Giants of Science will comprise about 20 songs by several contemporary composers. We will also sing a medley of songs composed by Cambridge Public School students under the direction of David Haines, as part of David's CPS Songwriting Workshops. The entire program will include an accompanying slideshow of song lyrics and children's artwork.
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