Address: 300 Weybosset St
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