Michael Gordon's new bassoon concerto gets its premier by Peter Whelan and the Orchestra of hte Age of Enlightenment at the Southbank Centre.
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Yarn/Wire premieres a new work by Michael Gordon at Miller Theatre.
Pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama gives the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Michael Gordon with the Seattle Symphony.
Augustin Hadelich gives the European premiere of David Lang's 'mystery sonatas'.
Based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings through it all.
Anatomy Theater conjures a time when “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior of the human body. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion, Anatomy Theater is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.