Explore the hidden meaning in the music
There are two universal languages in the world: love and music. And when these primal forces intersect, hearts are laid bare, the most intimate secrets are revealed, and hidden passions are unveiled. Spanning four centuries of operatic history — from the early 17th-century masterpieces of Claudio Monteverdi to Matthew Aucoin’s riveting compositions in our own time — this dynamic performance reimagines the traditional chamber concert experience for today’s audiences.
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and tenor Paul Appleby join forces with composer/conductor/pianist Matthew Aucoin, along with extraordinary instrumentalists, for an intimate musical traversal through the intricacies of human desire. Guiding us along the way is the celebrated writer and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, whose playful and personal narrations — created specially for the occasion — weave everything together.
Tickets available now or as part of a Spring 2021 subscription package.
"The songs chosen for Veils of Desire were so singular, so remarkable in the juxtaposition of words and eras."
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Featuring musicians from AMOC:
Emi Ferguson, flute
Miranda Cuckson, violin
Coleman Itzkoff, cello
Jonny Allen, percussion