Livestream Premiere:
Thursday / March 18, 2021 / 7 p.m.
On-Demand Access:
Thursday / March 18, 2021 / 8:15 p.m. through Saturday / March 20, 2021 / 7 p.m.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Speaking Truth to Power: Beethoven’s Egmont

Liev Schreiber, narrator
Karen Slack, soprano

Orpheus stands up for justice and freedom in this homage to courageous voices. Beethoven, an unyielding critic of despots, channeled his ardor and rage into music for Goethe’s historical drama Egmont, about a local hero defying foreign occupiers. Liev Schreiber narrates an incisive new translation by Philip Boehm, while the clarion voice of Karen Slack and Orpheus illuminate the eternal truths of Egmont.

Philip Boehm joins Markus Dubischar, Lafayette College Associate Dean of the Curriculum and Associate Professor of Classics, for a brief pre-show talk at 7 p.m., followed immediately by the performance.

Recorded in October 2020. Presented by the Williams Center for the Arts. More information about the artists on its website.

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