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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ballads of the bottoms

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ballads of the bottoms


Fri, October 4, 2019 8:00 PM, EDT

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


On October 4th at 8:00pm, join composer/pianist Felix Jarrar in Stuytown for "ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ballads of the bottoms" in anticipation of the world premiere of Mother Goose. This work, his fifth opera, premieres on Thursday November 21st at 7:30pm in the Main Stage at Dixon Place.

Mezzo-soprano Allison Gish and bass-baritone Jonathan Harris will present a recital alongside Jarrar that features music by Handel, Debussy, Britten, and Larsen, among others. The concert will feature a few excerpts from Jarrar's opera Mother Goose in anticipation of its November world premiere.

What's the music?

"Voli colla sua tromba" from Ariodante by Handel

"Bottom's Dream" from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Britten

"A Sight in Camp" from We Happy Few by Richard Cumming

Songs of the Sea by Felix Jarrar

Hermit Thrush at Morn Op. 92, no. 2 by Amy Beach

"In the beginning" from Of Gods and Cats by Jake Heggie

Selections from Estampes L.108 by Claude Debussy
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie


"Vorrei Vendicarmi" from Alcina by Handel

"The Apple's Song" by Libby Larsen

Selections from Mother Goose by Felix Jarrar
"Close Your Eyes"
"The Weave Song"
"Queens without Boundaries"

"I’m not crying for him" from The Consul by Menotti

Toccata and Fugue on a theme of Mozart by Felix Jarrar

Selections from Songs From Těšín Country by Petr Eben
"Ten Těšinsky mostek
Tam z tej strony jeźora
Za gorum, za vodum
Śvětě marny

Changing Time, Op. 33 no. 2 by Burton Hatheway
If, Op. 31 no. 3 by Burton Hatheway


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