The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (U.S.)Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)
Acclaimed opera and theater Director Sam Helfrich joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the third in a series of innovative collaborations bringing to life great musical masterpieces through a provocative and modern-day lens.
Following acclaimed and widely successful staged interpretations of Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s St. John Passion, Helfrich returns this season to illuminate the six most famous days in all of history with a theatrical presentation of Haydn’s beloved Creation.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the City of Asylum, has created a series of five events in the 2017-18 season that will employ and reflect the expertise and experiences of the artists of these two innovative groups. Themes and content have been jointly created to incorporate composers, musicians, poets, writers, and artists from Pittsburgh and around the globe. Hosted by PSO Associate Conductors, each session ties into a theme on a Pittsburgh Symphony BNY Mellon Grand Classical performance and attendees will receive discounts to these concerts.
Tuhin Das (Bangladesh) is a poet, activist, political columnist, short story writer and essayist. He was born and raised in Barisal, Bangladesh. He is the author of seven poetry books in his native language (Bengali). He was involved in the Little Magazine Movement and edited a few literary magazines; he’s had contemporary poetry criticism articles, short stories and political columns published in the last fifteen years in Bangladesh.
Easterine Kire is a poet, novelist and writer of short stories and children’s books. She has a PhD from University of Pune. Her work received the Nagaland Governor’s award in 2011 for excellence in Naga Literature, and the Free Voice award from Catalan PEN in 2013. In 2015, her book, When the River Sleeps was awarded the Hindu Litforlife award for Best Fiction. Other books by her, A Terrible Matriarchy, Bitter Wormwood, MARI, and Life on Hold are on the syllabi of Indian universities. She will be reading from her most recent book Son of the Thundercloud—winner of the Tata Litlive Book of the Year award in India.