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About Shostakovich & The Black Monk

Jun 26, 2017 | By Princeton University Concerts,
About Shostakovich & The Black Monk,

We are so pleased to be helping to commission a new work which will receive its Princeton debut this fall featuring the Emerson String Quartet and a cast of 7 actors, and directed by James Glossman. With the stroke of a pen, the Soviet regime undermined the career of one the most prominent composers of the 20th century. In a bold intersection of chamber music and theater starring Len Cariou, Jay O. Sanders with the Emerson String Quartet, witness the trials and challenges of Dmitri Shostakovich’s obsessive quest to create an opera based on Anton Chekhov’s mystical tale: The Black Monk. “Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy” comes from the minds of acclaimed writer-director, James Glossman, and Emerson String Quartet member, Philip Setzer.

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