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Performance  |  The Faust Project: A Staged Reading with Live Music of Goethe's Faust

Presented in collaboration with A Musical Feast and the University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative

Friday, February 3, 2017, 8 pm

A staged reading with live music of selected scenes from both parts of Goethe's Faust. Director Neil Wechsler has adapted the scenes, condensing Goethe's original work into an eighty-minute presentation. Nathan Heidelberger has composed a new chamber score, playing off the rich history of Faust-inspired music. The scenes encompass the entire arc of Goethe's masterpiece to capture the pitfalls, triumphs, and ambiguities of human striving. Adapted and Directed by Neil Wechsler; originall score by Nathan Heidelberger:

Vincent O'Neill as Mephistopheles
David Oliver as Faust
Kurt Guba (Multiple Roles)
Josephine Hogan (Multiple Roles)
Emlyn Johnson, flute
Megan Kyle, oboe
David Wegehaupt, saxophone
Katie Weissman and Erica Snowden, cello
John Smigielski, percussion
Matthew Chamberlain, conductor

A Musical Feast: Charles Haupt, Artistic Director; Irene Haupt, Executive Director

Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. $10 Burchfield Penney members, $20 "not yet" members, $5 students. Call 716-878-6011