Sunday, November 20, 2011

America Sings Hadestown

Saturday, 11/19, 8:00pm
The Bushnell - Autorino Great Hall
166 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford CT hosted a FREE concert of the folk opera "Hadestown" on November 19. The Autorino Great Hall was filled with folks curious about the modern day opera penned by a talented singer/songwriter from Vermont.
From Anais' Website:
Vermont folk singer Anaïs Mitchell’s remarkable folk opera Hadestown is a modern retelling of the Orpheus myth, a tale of a poet’s doomed quest to rescue his wife from the underworld.  In Mitchell’s inspired hands, the familiar saga unfolds in post-apocalyptic modern America, where poverty and hunger force people to make difficult choices in order to survive.  Mitchell will be joined by the Hadestown Orchestra featuring the Chorney Sextet.
For more information about Anaïs Mitchell and Hadestown visit anaismitchell.com/home.html.


 More images from the performance: SmugMug Gallery

Videos from the Performance:













 Missed the show last night in Hartford...
you can catch it in NYC tonight!!
TONIGHT--Tickets are still available!!
Sunday, 11/20, 7:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
more info: Hadestown! featuring anais, michael chorney, and the hadestown orchestra!

Cast:
Orpheus: Sean Hayes
Hades: Tim Gearan
Hermes: Ben Matchstick (original theatre production director)
Persephone: Special Guest
Fates: Paper Bird form Colorado

Anaïs Mitchell’s new album Hadestown is proof that music still has the power to surprise and delight. For starters, the guest list includes some pretty well-known names, including a certain Little Folksinger and a guy best known as Bon Iver. And it’s an honest-to-god album, the kind whose songs tell a story from beginning to end—specifically, the ancient Greek myth of the poet Orpheus and his doomed quest to rescue his wife Eurydice from the underworld. In Mitchell’s hands, the familiar saga is reimagined as unfolding in a version of the U.S. that simultaneously evokes our Depression-era past, the current financial disaster (though it was written before the stock market collapse), and a post-apocalyptic future. It’s a land where people hide behind walls in a misguided attempt to preserve their “freedom” and protect their riches. 

Future Dates for Anais:

Friday, 12/30, 8:00pm
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
7320 Mountain Rd.
Stowe, VT 05672
more info: anais will be performing a solo set.
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THREE SHOWS NEW YEARS EVE!!!
Saturday, 12/31, 5:00pm
First Congregational Church
38 S. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
more info: anais will be performing a solo set at first night burlington!
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Saturday, 12/31, 9:00pm & 11:00pm
St. Johnsbury Academy - Fuller Hall
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
more info: anais will be performing a solo set at first night st. johnsbury!
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