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Contemporary Ensemble Season Opens with Multimedia Performance of Orpheus

The Duquesne University Contemporary Ensemble will open its new concert season with a unique, multi-media performance of Orpheus, Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

Under the interim direction of David Cutler, this unusual performance is based upon William Bolcom’s Orpheé-Serenade, a musical portrayal of the ancient, romantic story of Orpheus and Eurydice, and the events that divide and eventually unite the couple.

During the concert, the Duquesne musicians will play costumed character roles while performing the score, combining drama, dance, poetry, staging, lighting and projected images.

A staged composition based on poetry by San Francisco beat poet Lawrence Ferlenghetti is also on the program.

Tickets, which are $10 and $5 for students, can be purchased at the event. Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

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