Thursday, June 14, 2007
Fresh Voices festival
This weekend marks the beginning of Goat Hall Productions' Fresh Voices Festival of New Music, one of the most exciting events in Bay Area music. The festival features new and in-progress opera by local composers ranging from the traditional to the bizarre.
I talked about Goat Hall here a few weeks ago too. My fiancee has become a regular at their productions and cabarets. Again and again, I'm taken with these guys' willingness to put things in front of an audience that may not be squeaky-tight yet. In their willingness to fail, they achieve artistic successes far greater than you'd expect from a no-budget company.
This year's line-up is focusing on operatic adaptations of well-known literature. Source material includes Updike, Garcia Lorca, Beckett, the Bible, and more.
The first program takes place Friday 6/15 and Saturday 6/16 at 8 PM. The second program is next Friday 6/22 at 8 PM and Sunday 6/24 at 7 PM.