THE OUTER EDGE OF YOUTH

ORDWAY THE OUTER EDGE OF YOUTH

WORLD PREMIERE

The Outer Edge of Youth is a major, semi-staged, new choral opera from acclaimed composer-writer-director Scott Ordway commissioned by The Thirteen. Called “exquisite” and “a marvel” by critics, even “an American response to Sibelius” (The Boston Globe), the composer has conceived a look at how boys and young men interact with one another and toward the natural world. Finding inspiration in the natural world and in the story of St. Francis talking to the birds, Ordway’s conceptbends the boundaries between opera and choral music to riveting effect. His dreamlike work promises a celebration of friendship, youth, landscape and memory, and of connections with people we love, places we feel at home, and the living earth surrounding us all.

This program is made possible by a generous gift from Walter Hill & Cheryl Naulty.

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 AT 7:30PM
Virginia Theological Seminary | Immanuel Chapel | 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 AT 7:30PM
Live at 10th & G | First Congregational U.C.C. | 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020 AT 5:00PM
Bradley Hills Church | 6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

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