Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:00pm
Voice Afire will showcase two of their current shows during the the week of the 2012 CMA
Conference in New York:
45th St. Theatre 354
W 45th St., Manhattan, directed by Jonathan Cerullo (Jan. 7 thru 13)
For tickets, contact the booking manager here. Or visit Ovation Tix.
7, 8:00pm; Jan 8, 2:00pm, Jan. 10, 8:00pm, Jan. 11, 2:00pm & 8:00pm, Jan.
12, 8:00pm, Jan. 13, 8:00pm
beloved Madama Butterfly is transformed from grand opera to
English language production uses just two singers, an actor, and four
instrumentalists (clarinet, violin, cello and synthesizer) to stunning effect.
With minimal changes to Puccini’s original text and music (some of Puccini’s
music has been exchanged for the spoken word), the poignant play that inspired
the opera emerges, as powerful as ever.
internationally known Bergmann Piano Duo and actor Charles Murray
present The Art of Love, Ray Luedeke’s original, virtuosic score
for two pianos with Ronald Hurwitz’s riveting visuals, shot in Paris, and a
text adapted from Ovid’s infamous manual, banned for two thousand years.
show is by turn wildly funny and then dead serious, but always riveting and
entertaining – all in the name of Love. Or is it Lust? With a first half
featuring the music of Ligeti, Bolcom, and Bergmann. At
Merkin Hall 129 W 67th St. in New York City, Monday, Jan. 9 at 8pm.
Composer Ray Luedeke was born in New York City. He attended the Eastman School of
Music, the Vienna Academy of Music, and Dartmouth College, where he
studied with George Crumb. His output is extensive and varied. It runs
the gamut from entertaining theater pieces for children, through a long
list of sophisticated solo and chamber music to colorful, carefully
crafted pieces for orchestra.