The BBE collaborates with Indiana's Alchymy Viols!
Waldron Arts Center (Rose Firebay Theater)
November 12, 2016 | 7:30 PM
This landmark production of Scotland's first opera, The Gentle Shepherd, marks the first time since 1798 that the show has been seen in North America. The BBE performed to sold out audiences in Chicago on September 24 and 25. Learn more about this wonderful story of two shepherd couples as they pursue love, happiness, and what matters most in life.
A three-part BBE and DePaul Humanities Center Collaboration
After a screening of the 2015 movie, “The Martian,” the evening continues with live performances on period instruments of “The Descent of Mars” from Jean Baptiste Lully’s Thésée (1675) as well as music composed by Vicenzo Galilei (Galileo’s father).
After a screening of the film, "First Orbit" (2011), that tells the real-time story of Gagarin’s flight, the BBE will premiere a new work by composer Mark Nowakowski’s inspired by orbits.
After a screening of A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902), the BBE will perform Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata,” as well as the aria “O Luna Lucent” from Joseph Haydn's opera Il mondo della luna and Bellini's "Vaga luna, che inargenti."
For those of you that came to a Scottish Folk Night at Big Bricks or The Scottish Home, thanks for celebrating with us! If you missed the party, you can still come to the main event - our production of The Gentle Shepherd. Until then, check out photos and videos of the fun, and check back for our next event. We're planning more Scottish fun for the near future!