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
"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.
Examples of Carson Kievman's music fully realized with orchestra & chorus:
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