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    Rappahannock County

    Presented by at Texas Performing Arts- Bass Concert Hall

    September 21 - September 22, 2011


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    Rappahannock County

    A NEW MUSIC THEATRE PIECE ABOUT LIFE DURING THE CIVIL WAR

    Ricky Ian Gordon, composer
    Mark Campbell, lyrics and concept
    Kevin Newbury, director
    Rob Fisher, musical director
    Ricky Ian Gordon & Bruce Coughlin, orchestrators
    Robert Wierzel, lighting designer
    Wendall Harrington, scenery and projection designer
    Edward L. Ayers, creative advisor

    Co-commissioned by the Virginia Arts...

    A NEW MUSIC THEATRE PIECE ABOUT LIFE DURING THE CIVIL WAR

    Ricky Ian Gordon, composer
    Mark Campbell, lyrics and concept
    Kevin Newbury, director
    Rob Fisher, musical director
    Ricky Ian Gordon & Bruce Coughlin, orchestrators
    Robert Wierzel, lighting designer
    Wendall Harrington, scenery and projection designer
    Edward L. Ayers, creative advisor

    Co-commissioned by the Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia Opera, the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond, and Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.

    Presented in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

    This moving new music theater work was co-commissioned by Texas Performing Arts to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Renowned composer Ricky Ian Gordon (creator of the Obie Award-winning Orpheus and Euridice and the acclaimed opera Grapes of Wrath) has composed music for 20 songs with stories and words created by celebrated librettist/lyricist Mark Stephen Campbell ( Volpone, Later Same Evening, and Songs from an Unmade Bed). Drawn from diaries, letters, and personal accounts, this fictional song cycle explores war’s impact, from secession to defeat, on a community of Virginians—black and white, rich and poor, soldiers, nurses, widows, and survivors.


    Texas Performing Arts- Bass Concert Hall

    2350 Robert Dedman
    Austin, TX 78712

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    General Day and Time Info:

    8pm


    Parking:

    We recommend you park along Robert Dedman Drive or along Trinity Street. Spaces are limited in these areas, so it’s best to arrive early. There are additional spaces in the parking lots just east of the LBJ library and the Thompson Conference Center, located on the west side of Red River. Covered parking is available in the Manor Parking Garage, located at the corner of Robert Dedman Drive and Clyde Littlefield or the San Jacinto Parking Garage, located on Trinity. Valet parking is available during all Bass Concert Hall performances.



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