Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 6:30PM
940 Eleventh Street
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Celebrate the opening of the 2016/17 season with a Roaring ‘20s theme party at 940 Eleventh Street, complete with champagne fountains, period cocktails, dinner, dancing and a special cabaret performance by prominent opera composer Ricky Ian Gordon and soprano Carrie Hennessey. Gentlemen – dust off your black ties. Ladies – pull on your feathered headbands. And get ready to ring in the new season and party it up with Townsend Opera!
6:30 pm Cocktails - 7:30 pm Dinner - 8:30 pm Performance - 9:00 pm Partying!
$100 Per Person
MEET THE ARTISTS!
Having recently completed an opera based on Giorgio Bassani’s novel, “The Garden of the Finzi Continis” with librettist Michael Korie, Mr. Gordon is currently working on commissions from New York’s Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, The Goodman Theatre, and Prototype. After Renee Fleming premiered his orchestral setting of Harper’s final monologue from Tony Kushner’s “Angels In America,” “Night Flight To San Francisco” (which originally premiered in a piano vocal version at Lincoln Center in 2000) with conductor Sebastian Lang Lessing and The San Antonio Symphony in 2011, he set Harper’s OTHER monologue from Tony Kushner’s “Angels In America,” the “Antarctica” monologue.
Curious about the evening’s performance? Take a moment and listen to the extraordinary music of Ricky Ian Gordon and Carrie Hennessey!