New York University will host the ensemble Aurea for its New York premiere of “War Music” on Sun., April 15, 8 p.m. at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South). “War Music” is a performative adaptation of Christopher Logue’s contemporary retelling of Homer’s “The Iliad.” Tickets are free and available starting at 6 p.m. on day of the performance at the Skirball Box Office. For more information, call 212-998-2100 or go to http://www.nyu.edu/fas/institute/nyih/public/warmusic.html
“War Music,” Logue’s adaptation of “The Iliad,” has been hailed as “the best translation of Homer since Pope’s,” by historian Garry Wills. The Providence, RI-based Aurea, comprised of six chamber musicians and five actors, transforms the work into a multi-disciplinary performance that combines live music, movement, narration, and theatre. Conductor Paul Phillips composed the score for the production.
The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Humanities Initiative and the New York Institute for the Humanities.
- What: Performance-“War Music”
- Who: Aurea
- When: Sun., April 15, 8 p.m.
- Where: NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]