Opera Philadelphia presents O17, a groundbreaking operatic experience featuring seven operatic happenings staged over the course of twelve days in six venues across the city. This unprecedented civic experiment transforms Philadelphia into an urban stage, where diverse audiences gather to share an experience and amplify human connectedness. "Elizabeth Cree" is a new chamber opera based on a novel by Peter Ackroyd. et in London in the 1880s, this highly suspenseful and theatrical opera interweaves several narratives: the trial of the titular heroine for the poisoning of her husband; a series of brutal murders committed by a Jack the Ripper-style killer; the spirited world of an English music hall; and, finally, some "guest appearances" by luminaries from the Victorian Age. Elizabeth Cree is a work that combines the factual with the fictive and the historical with the imaginary.
A dominant force in rock music for nearly 50 years, YES has created some of rock's most enduring and compelling hits and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. The band's celebrated discography includes hits such as "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "I've Seen All Good People" and "Roundabout." Nearly 20 different musicians have been a part of the band's lineup; in 2016, that lineup includes singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and bassist Billy Sherwood.
Combining the classical and the contemporary, experience the love, passion, and artistry with improvised cadenzas on the beloved Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. Don't miss Oscar award winning composer Elliot Goldenthal's world premiere of his new concerto for trumpet.
The trio of Yes stars who had been touring as Anderson Wakeman Rabin (ARW) renamed themselves Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman & Trevor Rabin in 2017 -- Anderson the singer and Wakeman the caped keyboardist through most of the group's classic years, Rabin on guitar since the '80s. (This is not to be confused with the band still touring under the Yes name, led by guitarist Steve Howe with Alan White, Geoff Downes and Billy Sherwood, with singer Jon Davison.)
To open their 32nd Season, PCMS partners with the Orion Quartet and Robert Levin for a unique approach to Haydn's magnificent tour de force, Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross. Arranged for string quartet, this intimate account transmits a very direct and honest light from Haydn's understanding of human nature. "This performance will be an evening of meditations and reflections, in words and music," the Orion members said of this one-night-only collaboration. "Robert Levin, one of music's most eloquent performers and most revelatory spokesmen, is also a passionate humanist. Together we will create an experience that promises to be stimulating, thought-provoking, and moving." Haydn: Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, Op. 51