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Benjamin Bagby, Anglo-Saxon Harp and Voice

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00 PM

Ticket Info

THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT.  ANY RETURNED TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE AT RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM THE NIGHT OF THE CONCERT STARTING 5:00PM. (please note that Benjamin Bagby is also performing this program at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania on March 24, 2017 - just about an hour away. Tickets are still avialable for that performance.  For more information, click here.)

$25 General, $10 Students

 

Program

“Beowulf” – the epic book in a multi-media performance with Bagby playing the Anglo-Saxon harp and singing/reciting the Beowulf story. Bagby will be joined by Experiential Designer and Adobe Creative Resident  Craig Winslow who will bring the colorful characters and narrative to life through the use of projection.

About the Artist

Watch as Bagby summons music’s magical capacity to travel across time and bring narrative to life. Accompanied by a six-string lyre, the riveting adventures of the legendary warrior Beowulf in his quest to defeat the horrific monster Grendel will be recited, chanted, and sung in the original Old English in which this illustrious 11th-century masterpiece was written. This production, critically acclaimed for almost two decades, is a rare chance to encounter one of the most popular texts in western literature as it was originally performed.

Artist Website

Benjamin Bagby »

“a double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism.”

- San Francisco Chronicle