FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
“Would you like an aria with those fries?”
BROWN BAG SERIES
With Rob Ainsley and the
Portland Opera Studio Artists
On November 6, bring your lunch and join Portland Opera Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master Robert Ainsley and the talented Studio Artists, for insights and musical highlights from Philip Glass’ acclaimed Orphée.
The Portland Opera / West Coast premiere of American composer Philip Glass’ 1993 opera Orphée is a production The New York Times called “stunning.” Based on French filmmaker Jean Cocteau’s fascinating 1949 retelling of the Orpheus myth, it draws its libretto almost intact from the screenplay.
Orphée opens Nov. 6 at Keller Auditorium with additional performances Nov 8m, 12, 14. For more information, visit www.portlandopera.org.
WHAT: Portland Opera’s “Would you like an aria with those fries?” lunchtime presentation.
November topic: Orphée.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
WHEN: Noon – 1:00pm, Friday, November 6, 2009.
WHERE: Multnomah County Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave) in the U.S. Bank room.
These ongoing lunch presentations are held at Multnomah County Central Library from 12:00pm to
1:00pm on the First Friday of each month.
→(Calendar Editor’s please note additional Orphée / Philip Glass events on the next page)
10/29/2009 Orphée preview on “Northwest Previews,” All Classical 89.9 fm at 6pm.
11/1/2009 Orphée preview, Multnomah County Central Library, 2pm, Free!
Portland Opera and NW Film Center present Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
One of the most influential composers of our time, Philip Glass is widely credited with bringing art music to the masses. This film explores his creative process in opera, concert, and film (Errol Morris, Woody Allen, and Martin Scorsese are among the interviewees), and offers a uniquely intimate view of an inquisitive and deeply spiritual man.
11/01/09 7:00pm | Whitsell Auditorium | 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205.
$8 GA, $7 PAM members, students, seniors, $5 Friends of Film Center
Tickets can be purchased online at www.nwfilm.org.
Creativity and Collaboration: An Evening with Philip Glass
Through his operas, symphonies, film scores, experimental theater, compositions for his own ensembles, and wide-ranging collaborations with artists—from Robert Wilson, Sol Lewitt, Twyla Tharp, and Allen Ginsberg to Yo-Yo Ma, David Bowie, and Godfrey Reggio—Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of our time. The evening will feature film clips, live piano selections, and lively discussion. Glass’ unique sense of curiosity, exploration, and risk-taking promises to expand our perspective on his work, being an artist, and on the nature of creative inquiry.
Co-presented by Portland Opera, PICA and the NW Film Center.
11/03/09 7:00pm | Kridell Ballroom | 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205.
$25 general, $20 members
Tickets can be purchased online at www.nwfilm.org or by calling the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802.