Dance, Music, Broadway, and lectures in April at Purdue

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mark Morris Dance Group

Dido and Aeneas
April 2 / 8PM / Elliott Hall of Music
Tickets from $24

Featuring a live chamber orchestra and vocalists conducted by Mark Morris

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION / 7PM / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME) 1103

A member of the Mark Morris Dance Group artistic team will discuss Dido and Aeneas and the company’s aesthetic.

In the remounting of Dido and Aeneas— Virgil’s famous tale of Aeneas’s affair with Dido, the Queen of Carthage, en route to founding Rome— Morris has elevated British composer Henry Purcell’s famous 1688 opera into mythic love-story territory.

This extraordinary production—which includes one of the greatest opera arias of all time, the haunting “Dido’s Lament”—brings the full baroque opera to life with a live chamber orchestra and vocalists under Morris’s baton, while the dancers reveal both the humor and the tragedy of the tale with Morris’s signature visual flair.

PROGRAM NOTES

Dance movements as lyrics—members of Mark Morris Dance Group discuss the choreography of “Dido and Aeneas” and how their movements tell the
story of the opera.

Learn more about “Dido” performed by Laurel Lynch and “Aeneas” performed by Domingo Estrada, Jr. from the dancers themselves!


SFJAZZ Collective

The Michael jackson Project

April 7 / Loeb Playhouse

SFJAZZ Collective: The Michael Jackson Project, April 7, Loeb Playhouse


COMING IN APRIL

Once the Musical, April 21, Elliott Hall of Music

Mark Morris Dance Group / April 2 / 8PM / Elliott Hall of Music

SFJAZZ Collective: The Michael Jackson Project / April 7 / 7:30PM / Loeb Playhouse

TEDxPurdueU / April 9 / 2PM / Loeb Playhouse

An Evening with Parliament / April 11 / 6:30PM / Fowler Hall

Panic! At the Disco / April 14 / 7:30PM / Elliott Hall of Music

Les Violons du Roy / April 16 / 8PM / Loeb Playhouse

Presidential Lecture Series: George Shultz / April 19 / 6:30PM / Loeb Playhouse

Once / April 21 / 7:30PM / Elliott Hall of Music

The Illusionists / April 27 / 7:30PM / Elliott Hall of Music

The Illusionists, April 27, Elliott Hall of Music

News

The Latest

Convos Cultural Update / Episode 15
Convos Cultural Update / Episode 14
Friends Friday: Barrett Caldwell
Convos Cultural Update / Episode 13

SEE ALL NEWS