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Different Voices: Exploring Music in the Plays of Quiara Algeria Hudes

January 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of musical selections performed by the Harlem Quartet and a fascinating discussion of the use of music in the plays of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes.  Hudes studied music composition at Yale University, where she earned her B.A., and playwriting at Brown University, earning an M.F.A. Denver actress, director, and musician Gabriella Cavallero, featured in two of Hudes’s plays at Curious, will provide commentary.

The event includes light refreshments (cash bar) starting at 6 PM, followed by a performance and discussion exploring the relationship between culture and music.

The Harlem Quartet is known for advancing diversity in classical music, including engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. The quartet will also be featured in concert at the Newman Center’s Hamilton Hall on Thursday night, January 12, 7:30 p.m., performing works by Mozart, Dizzy Gillespie and Brahms.

The Happiest Song Plays Last, a show featuring traditional Puerto Rican music, opens at Curious on Saturday, January 14. Hudes, a composer and musician turned playwright, has been featured in two plays at Curious over the past two seasons (Elliot: A Soldiers Fugue and Water by the Spoonful.)

Cavallero is a popular figure in the Denver theatre scene and frequent visiting actor at Curious. In an August 2016 Westwordinterview, Cavallero stated: “My way into the arts is through music. My mother is a classical pianist, and my dad is a jazz pianist. These plays come from a place of music: Elliot was based on a Bach fugue. In this play, Hudes is experimenting with the energy of jazz, specifically free jazz, Coltrane. I’m fascinated by the way the language conveys this music.”


More info and tickets: http://friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/different-voices-exploring-music-in-the-plays-of-quiara-algeria-hudes


January 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Curious Theatre
1080 Acoma St.
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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