Biography in Music – BENJAMIN BRITTEN CENTENNIAL

With

Kelly Ann Bixby, William Ferguson, Jarrett Ott, Laura Ward, piano and Jim Bergwall, actor. Script by Suzanne DuPlantis.

 

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of his birth, a theatrical concert featuring the works of a towering composer of the 20th Century, Benjamin Britten. Political and musical intrigue are set against the backdrop of the two World Wars, revealing a fascinating story through a cast of characters that includes Britten’s life partner and collaborator, Peter Pears, physicist Albert Einstein, poet W.H. Auden, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and many composers of his day. Songs, letters and biographical narration.

 

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