Guest Artist Recital:
Paul Barnes, piano
Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant.
A Recital by pianist and chanter Paul Barnes.
Inspired by the untimely passing from cancer of many of his closest friends, pianist and chanter Dr. Paul Barnes explores the profound musical treatment of love and death in the music of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and ancient byzantine chant. Glass wrote his 1992 opera Orphée after the death of his wife from cancer. The opera explores the timeless themes of sacrificial love and death. Likewise, Franz Liszt's monumental Ballade No. 2 has multiple interpretations including both the Orpheus legend and the Greek myth of Hero and Leander. Juxtaposed between Barnes' own transcriptions of Glass's Orphee and the Liszt will be selected Greek Orthodox chant poetically and poignantly exploring these same themes of sacrificial love, a journey to the underworld, and ultimate resurrection.
For more info on Paul Barnes, visit: www.paulbarnes.net.
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 -- Doors open at 7pm
Cypress Recital Hall