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CB Music Festival: Ricky Ian Gordon – Green Sneakers
July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monumentally Moving Chamber Opera Featuring Emerging Superstar Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly, Baritone
Voxare String Quartet
Staging: Jeanne Slater
Location: Center for the Arts
One of the most moving, beautiful, and important operas to be written in the 2000s, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers is a chamber opera not-to-be missed! Mr. Gordon is a present-day Schubert, writing lyrical and memorable melodies while masterfully crafting drama within his works. Baritone Michael Kelly, who makes his New York City Opera debut this summer, partners with the lauded Voxare String Quartet to bring to life this stunning production full of gorgeous melodies and rich, tonal harmonies. Acclaimed in The New York Times, Washington Post, and others, Green Sneakers is a work that you’ll long remember.
“If the music of Ricky Ian Gordon had to be defined by a single quality, it would be the bursting effervescence infusing songs that blithely blur the lines between art song and the high–end Broadway music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. It’s caviar for a world gorging on pizza!” (The New York Times).”