The Clearing & the Forest

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Ticket Information

$25 Adult

$10 Student w/ID

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Time
3:00 PM
Presented By
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
ERTAN TORGUL
Description

 

The Clearing and the Forest is a “theater of music”, a hybrid genre of performed art that blends instrumental music with theater, visual arts, design, and ritual. This new concert-length work by composer Scott Ordway invites audiences to explore the powerful emotional resonance of the contemporary subject of international borders and the related issues of displacement, immigration, and refuge through a new type of staged chamber music.

The four members of SOLI will become actors with specifically articulated characteristics, objectives, and interrelationships. At times, they will play their instruments in front of, behind, above, and hidden from the audience. At other times, they will move through the space as silent actors. Their movements are carefully choreographed and supported by simple, elegant stage and lighting design by Erica Eliot.

The performance will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Leeper Auditorium, at the McNay Art Museum @ 3:00 PM. Please join SOLI and Scott Ordway for Pre-Concert Talks at 2:30 PM.


Ensemble Name
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Musicians
Stephanie Key -clarinet, Carolyn True - piano, David Mollenauer - cello, Ertan Torgul - violin, Clarice Assad - voice
Speakers / Participants
Scott Ordway, composer-stage director, Erica Eliot, Stage and Lighting Design
Composers
Scott Ordway
Program

ACT 1

we must leave this place forever

Prologue

1a. Summons 

1b. Coins 

1c. Paper 

1d. Cloth and kindness 

1e. Warmth 

 

ACT 2

we must run like wolves to the end

2a. Cadenza 

2b. Dialogue 

2c. Cadenza 

2d. Processional 

2e. Toccata 

2f. Processional 

2g. Monologue 

 

Intermezzo

a prayer of thanksgiving 

 

ACT 3

the things we lost we will never reclaim (in one continuous scene) 


Venue
Leeper Auditorium, McNay Art Museum
Location
6000 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX
Phone
2103178816