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Marginalia: A New, Staged Song Cycle

A new, staged song cycle by Matt Boehler

For three voices, clarinet, cello and percussion

Sunday, February 18 at 8pm

The McGregor Room, Alderman Library, University of Virginia

160 McCormick Road, Charlottesville 22904

General Admission $30              Students free (limited availability, ticket booking required)

Books can be hiding places for precious objects, presses for delicate flowers, or message boards from one lover to another. As time passes, a book may change hands, and the secret contents remain within to be discovered later. Sometimes much later.

In 2016, UVA Library began the Book Traces project: to document objects and written material found in library books from the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Inspired by this project, Victory Hall Opera commissioned award-winning composer Matt Boehler to write a new song cycle, weaving together a dialogue that speaks to Charlottesville today, and to Charlottesville as it has been before.

Join us in the stunning McGregor Room at the Alderman Library, and hear this moving new work for the first time.

Featuring Miriam Gordon-StewartBrenda Patterson and Will Ferguson, with Garrick Zoeter (Clarinets) and I-Jen Fang (Percussion)

Co-produced by University of Virginia Library.


Victory Hall Opera •  P.O. Box 72 •  Charlottesville, VA 22902


December 18, 2017 8:00 pm

McGregor Room, Alderman Library