"Would you like an aria with those fries?" August - Alexis' Choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 22, 2009
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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PORTLAND OPERA’S

“Would you like an aria with those fries?”

BROWN BAG SERIES


The popular lunchtime series at the Central Library
returns after a brief summer hiatus.

AUGUST TOPIC

ALEXIS’ CHOICE

Do you fear and loathe "20th Century" music?

 

Do you fear and loathe "20th Century" music?  Does anything written after 1907 give you the heebie jeebies, annoy or offend you?  You aren't alone.  In 1913, Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" started a riot.   Here is your opportunity to learn what all the hype is about.  Serial music, program music, minimalist, post minimalist, neo-classical, neo-romantic—what does it all mean?  Does this have a rhyme or reason?  Why does it matter? On August 7, join the dauntless Alexis Hamilton in a 20th century crash course—you may find that you like some 20th century music...and be ready to tackle the music of the 21st!

As an acclaimed opera singer, a tour manager and a dedicated arts administrator, Alexis Hamilton, Portland Opera’s Manager of Education and Outreach, has endless insight to offer opera lovers.  Past topics have included Opera Bloopers, Backstage Jobs and Classical vs. Romantic; A look at two major approaches to art and music.  Bring your lunch and be ready for a treat.

 

 


 

WHAT:     Portland Opera’s “Would you like an aria with those fries?” lunchtime presentation.
               August topic: Alexis’ Choice.  FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

WHEN:     Noon – 1:00pm, Friday, August 7, 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.

 

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