An evening which alternates the work of Samuel Beckett and the music of his favorite composer Franz Schubert sounds interesting enough. The news that the words of the avant-garde playwright would be performed by two of his greatest interpreters—Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern—suggests that attendance is mandatory. Schubert’s music will be performed by Julia Bullock (soprano) and Ryan McKinny (bass-baritone), accompanied on piano by Wenwen Du and Richard Valitutto.
NIGHT AND DREAMS: A SCHUBERT & BECKETT RECITAL is directed by Yuval Sharon, the founder and artistic director of The Industry, an experimental opera company based in Los Angeles. The Industry is currently working with LA Dance Project and the Actor’s Gang on a production based on Brecht’s Galileo, set for September 2017. Last fall, Sharon began a three-year residency as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Artist-Collaborator.
“The aim is to unleash the music’s drama and the drama’s music, and to explore how the austere theatricality of a single Schubert song can illuminate the sonorous beauty of Beckett’s taut prose.” — Yuval Sharon*
NIGHT AND DREAMS: A SCHUBERT & BECKETT RECITAL, Tuesday, March 21 at 8 pm.
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles