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CARSON KIEVMAN
WAKE UP, IT'S TIME TO GO TO BED!
(Soundtheater/Opera)

Music & Libretto by Carson Kievman

Autobiographical and partially based on the Orpheus and Eurydice legend

Commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Fromm Foundation at Harvard

World-Premiere concert staging at The Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music 1978
World-Premiere full staging at the Public Theater, NY 1979. Joseph Papp, producer

"Itchily innovative composers still can work in New York's popular musical theater. Exhibit A: Stephan Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Uris. Exhibit B: Carson Kievman's triple bill of The Temporary & Tentative Extended Piano, Multinationals & The Heavens, and Wake Up, It's Time To Go Bed! at the Public. There may be others. I hope so. Nevertheless, taking into account the recorded samplings I’ve heard from the competition, I have to salute these two shows and none other for fighting the good fight against music-theater solely of, by, and for the tired businessman. As a builder of music-theater constructions, Kievman is a wizard!" leighton Kerner, The Village Voice.

Reviews and Introduction - Cast & Crew at The Public Theater - Biography - List of Works


Recorded at The Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music
, Lenox, Massachusetts. Summer 1978
Theodore Antoniou, conductor / Carson Kievman, stage director

WAKE UP (excerpt) - MP3



Wake Up7

Wake Up! - Wake Up 2

WAKE UP 3 - Wake up 6

WAKE UP 4 - WAKE UP 5

Wake Up 8 - Wake Up 8
Cast & Ensemble- The Public Theater, NYC 1979 & Orpheus emerging from audience at Tanglewood Festival 1978


Examples of Carson Kievman's music fully realized with orchestra & chorus:
Symphony No. 2(42) - 4th Movement (Resurrection)

Commissioned for the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death
Polish National Radio Symphony Katowice / Polish Radio Choir of Krakow
New Albion Records (1996)
Sym2 Cover

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