ASO presents "Creation/Creator" by Christopher Theofanidis, a theatrical and multimedia oratorio featuring soloists and the 180-piece choir and orchestra. The work explores creation and the creative process using texts from a wide range of sources.
Narration, soloists, and the 180-member Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus come together for a powerhouse performance of Creation/Creator by Christopher Theofanidis, a member of ASO's "Atlanta School of Composers." Commissioned by the ASO with music direction by Robert Spano, this theatrical and multimedia oratorio explores creation and the creative process using words from philosophy, science, religion, poetry, and literature--brought to life by singers Jessica Rivera, Sasha Cooke, Thomas Cooley, Nmon Ford, and Evan Boyer, with narration by Steven Cole and Shannon Eubanks.
Stay after the concert for a discussion with composer Christopher Theofanidis.
SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Performance Timing: 97 minutes, with no intermission.
Generous support of the SHIFT Festival is provided through a matching grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather, and by Michael F. and Noémi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation.
SHIFT is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional support is provided by Abramson Family Foundation, Betsy and Robert Feinberg, Morton and Norma Lee Funger, and Daniel R. Lewis
SHIFT is presented in association with JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy.
Support for JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy is provided by Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Chevron, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Target.