The Peabody Post

Amy Beth Kirsten work commissioned by eighth blackbird

Amy Beth Kirsten, composerAmy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition) recently composed a new hour-long music theater piece, Colombine’s Paradise Theatre,  commissioned by the multi-Grammy-winning eighth blackbird.  This work, a 21st century fantasy based on 17th century Italian theater, is the culmination of three years of work and six week-long workshop periods.  The piece received its world premiere performance on October 25 at the University of Richmond, with press remarking that it’s an “11-scene visual and aural tour-de-force.” Columbine’s Paradise Theatre will be performed on November 15-16 at the Atlas Arts Center in Washington, DC.  Visit the website to find more information on the work, including Kirsten’s libretto, music excerpts, and photos from the world premiere production.

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