Words and Music: A Conversation about Project Orfeo

Date: September 23, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)

Please join the FHI, the Department of Music, and other Duke and external sponsors for Project Orfeo (9/25 @ Baldwin Auditorium) and a pre-concert conversation on Words and Music (9/25 @ the Forum for Scholars and Publics). These events will launch the 2016-17 Humanities Futures signature departmental program series.

Please come to this casual discussion with novelist Richard Powers, violist Jonathan Bagg, and composer Scott Lindroth about collaborations between musicians and writers, and these artists’ experience working together on Project Orfeo, a mixed-media concert that combines readings by Powers from his 2014 novel, Orfeo, with music composed by Lindroth and performed by musicians including Bagg, the Horszowski Piano Trio, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, and flutist Laura Gilbert. Co-sponsored and hosted by Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Read the Boston Globe’s coverage of Project Orfeo.

A performance of Project Orfeo will take place on Sunday, September 25, at 4 pm in Baldwin Auditorium. More information may be found here. Powers’ visit and the performance of Project Orfeo are co-sponsored by Duke University’s Department of Music and the Humanities Futures Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute. Development of the Orfeo Project was supported by Electric Earth Concerts in Peterborough, NH, Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.