Part band, part book club, Oracle Hysterical creates song cycles that double as art-rock concept
The program features Hecuba, the narrative song cycle that unites Euripides’ tragedy of the grief-stricken and vengeful Queen of Troy with Baroque instrumentation and contemporary pop. The recording, out on the National Sawdust label last spring, was an Opera News Critic's Pick and was called "delightfully bonkers" by BBC Radio 3.
Musicians from Boston's own self-conducted chamber new music collective A Far Cry lend their talents and their adventurous spirit to a work that they commissioned: “The Sea,” inspired by an issue of the literary magazine Lapham’s Quarterly, and texts by seafarers, explorers, and aquatic fabulists.
Doors open 7:00pm / Shows start at 8:00pm
Prices, seating sections, and programs are subject to change.
Additional support provided by Michael & Debra Raizman, Yukiko Ueno & Eran Egozy, Randolph Hawthorne & Carliss Baldwin, and Marylen Sternweiler.
Stave Sessions is made possible in part by Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous support provided by Marylen Sternweiler and Gretchen & Samuel Shubrooks.