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Travel Guide to Nicaragua

  • Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Travel Guide to Nicaragua

Sunday, March 22 @ 7pm

Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia
presented as part of a season residency with Annenberg Center Live

a world premiere from Michael Gordon
on texts of the composer, Mark Twain, and Rubén Darío

commissioned by Carnegie Hall for The Crossing
with Maya Beiser, cello

Michael Gordon’s first eight years were lived at a great distance – geographically and experientially — from his life today in New York; his Eastern European parents made their home in the jungle on the outskirts of Managua, Nicaragua, where he spent his days perched in trees and eating food with his hands. Travel Guide to Nicaragua is his hazy memory of this strange and good life of exotic tarantulas and parrot bites. Yet, Michael’s third substantial work for The Crossing reaches beyond his childhood, pondering the world of Mayans and Aztecs, and drawing on words of poet Rubén Darío and those of Mark Twain following his remarkable trip to this small, beautiful country.

Earlier Event: February 22
Knee Plays
Later Event: March 25
Travel Guide to Nicaragua