Ted Hearne: Live Things
Co-presented with the Walker Art Center
Co-commissioned with the Walker Art Center and Carnegie Hall
Thursday–Friday, November 21–22, 8pm
McGuire Theater, Minneapolis
“Some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory—from any genre.” –Pitchfork
The lush, stinging poetry of Dorothea Lasky has inspired composer Ted Hearne’s new theatrical song cycle, igniting hearts and minds with ferocity and grace. With frank observations of the everyday intertwined with revelatory maneuverings of his own voice, Hearne’s music—a smart mélange of traditional and contemporary tonalities with an accessible pop sheen—is backed by a quintet of in-demand musicians. This intimate 12-song suite engages audiences in a complicated, loving meditation on the personal and domestic, while savoring the depths of the wildness within. Intensifying the performance is real-time installation by conceptual artist Rachel Perry and stage direction by Daniel Fish.
Tickets: $26, $20.80 Liquid Music/SPCO subscribers and Walker members