The Church of the Transfiguration ("The Little Church Around the Corner") presents Curlew River in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. This will be a fully staged and costumed production of Britten's chamber opera about a Madwoman searching for her son, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered, as performed by Medieval monks.
Christopher Preston Thompson - The Madwoman Tim Krol - The Ferryman
Nicholas Connolly - The Traveller
Peter Ludwig - The Abbot
and featuring Philip Debrito as The Spirit of the Boy
Costumes: Terri Bush
Set Design: Victoria Valencia Dramaturg: Betty Howe
Stage Director: Richard Olson Music Director: Claudia Dumschat
Selections from Britten's Songs for a Friday Afternoon featuring The Transfiguration Boys and Girls Choirs will also be performed.
This is an Arnold Schwartz Memorial Concert. Performances are set for today, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 2013 7:30pm at The Church of the Transfiguration, "The Little Church Around the Corner", One East 29th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues) New York, NY. Tickets: $25; $15 for students and seniors Reservations & info: (212) 684-4174. Subways: 1, N, R or 6 to 28th Street; B, D, F or M to 34th Street Herald Square By bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6 or M7. Call 917-359-4449 for more information, or visit www.littlechurch.org/music.