Tue, April 2, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
ENAensemble’s new Serial Opera project is a multi-month performance of a new chamber opera. Each month, the next scene will be premiered, along with solo and chamber music performances by ENAensemble’s players. The opera, with a premise by the award-winning author and librettist Aleksandar Hut-Kono, follows the drama, comedy, and terror of people stuck in an elevator. The first scene, premiering March 5th, will feature a libretto by Hut-Kono and a score by ENAensemble Music Director, Evan Kassof – marking Hut-Kono and Kassof’s third operatic collaboration. Each following month, the scene will feature a new librettist/composer team, as well as new instrumentation and singers. ENAensemble’s Serial Opera promises to be an exciting, thought-provoking, and eclectic collection of performances.
ENAensemble is a multimedia performance organization that specializes in live performance of opera, cabaret, and cinema. Led by Music Directior Evan Kassof, Theatrical Director Nicole Renna, and Artistic Director Anais Naharro-Murphy, ENAensemble’s first production, The Propaganda Machine Show sold out its four-night run to critical acclaim at the 2018 Philly Fringe Festival. Following The Propaganda Machine Show is a production called Chasing the Moon, featuring a fully staged theatrical performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, along with works by Ravel, Stravinsky, and Kassof. ENAensemble prides itself in presenting performances in non-traditional spaces while still creating immersive theatrical environments.
Contact the Music Department at 215-686-5316 with questions.