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FirstWorks presents The Legend of the Fairy Melusine, part of the Decade Bash
By AnnetteFirstWorks
Event Date(s): Sundays, and, Saturdays, 9/13/2014 - 9/21/2014
Venue / Location Information:
Name: Beneficent Church, Round Top Center
Address: 300 Weybosset St
City: Providence
Event Time / Additional Information: Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Contact Info: Annette Robinson, info@first-works.org

The FirstWorks 10th Anniversary Decade Bash features an operatic concert premiere from the workshop of Rhode Island composer Steven Jobe, supported by a cast of outstanding local musicians. Based on a 14th-century French folktale, the story of Melusine is filled with romance, mystery and shape shifting. In Jobe’s retelling, the cursed fairy / serpent Melusine and her husband, Raimondin are reunited through their realization that love transcends our physical form and outward differences.

Jobe's significant score employs a septet of orchestral instruments complemented by less traditional sounds – including his signature, pitched chromatic glass bells and full hurdy-gurdy collection, capped by the 10-foot long, "Bosch Hurdy Gurdy", inspired by 16th-century Hieronymous Bosch painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights".

There will be a 15-minute intermission. Artist-Up-Close conversation following the Sunday performances.

$15 advance / $20 at door. To purchase tickets: https://firstworks.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0SA000000HNZGUMA5


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