Musical Tales of a Winter’s Night
The great Italian writer Italo Calvino (pictured) is the inspiration for this year’s Benson Forum on Creativity, which brings together the music of Professor of Composition Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and several Eastman student composers, the Eastman BroadBand ensemble (pictured below), and the bilingual Kairos Italy Theater troupe. They are collaborating for “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler…”, a program of new musical works inspired by Calvino’s books, complimented by staged excerpts from the Italian author’s fantasy novel The Cloven Viscount. The program was conceived by Sanchez-Gutierrez and Assistant Professor of Italian Elena Bellina. It will be performed April 4, at 8 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall, and repeated Monday, April 7 at New York University.