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The Orpheus Project

Presented by Music on Main

July 16, 2014 @ 8pm

July 17, 2014 @ 8pm

July 18, 2014 @ 8pm

July 19, 2014 @ 2pm

July 19, 2014 @ 8pm

July 20, 2014 @ 2pm

July 20, 2014 @ 8pm

Culture Lab, Founders' Lounge, Historic Theatre, Other, The Gallery

Orpheus_Landscape_FeaturedImageFor millennia, the story of Orpheus has fascinated both artists and audiences.

The legend of this poet, musician, and prophet inspired the likes of Euripides, Virgil and Ovid, Monteverdi, Gluck and Stravinsky, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams and Albert Camus to create some of their greatest work.

In 2014, Music on Main re-imagines the Orpheus story through a groundbreaking, immersive musical event.

Imagine roaming an entire theatre, discovering rooms filled with mysterious music and surprising interactions. Through creations by Jocelyn Morlock, Veda Hille, Cassandra Miller, James Maxwell, Barry Truax, Alfredo Santa Ana, Colin Browne, George Frideric Handel, and others, you’ll explore The Cultch’s dressing rooms and Historic Theatre, the backstage and the lobby.

Music on Main’s new site-specific event will reveal why Orpheus remains such a powerful influence in the 21st Century.

Conceived by David Pay
Amiel Gladstone, theatrical advisor
Adrian Muir, lighting design & production
Naomi Sider, design

Creations by
Louis Andriessen
Colin Browne
George Frideric Handel
Veda Hille
James Maxwell
Jocelyn Morlock
Cassandra Miller
Alfredo Santa Ana
Barry Truax
The Orpheus Project is made possible with support from The Cultch, BC Arts Council, Canada Council, and The Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation.

Generously sponsored by an anonymous sponsor.

What People are Saying

[…] The Orpheus Project by Music on Main is ...

[…] The Orpheus Project by Music on Main is coming to The Cultch from July 16th – July 20th. This immersive journey is filled with musical and theatrical intrigue and will absorb you into the life of Orpheus: a poet, musician, and prophet in ancient Greek Mythology who inspired generations of artists such as Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams and Albert Camus. […]

-- The Orpheus Project At The Cultch July 16 – 20 | ILiveInEastVan.com
Fantastic event! I'd be hard pressed to tell you m...

Fantastic event! I’d be hard pressed to tell you my favorite part, though Veda Hill and Steve Maddock brought me to tears. From our group leaders, to our Host, musicians, and the Cultch itself, the evening was just about perfect. Thank you, everyone, for your dedication to excellence.

-- Wendy

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