James Conlon

Orpheus and Eurydice: From Ancient Greece to Modern Ballet/Opera

Thursday Mar 8, 2018 7:30 PM This is a past program

Maestro James Conlon, the Grammy-award winning music director of the LA Opera, traverses mythology, literature, and music to trace the fateful love of Orpheus, son of Apollo and Calliope, as the ancient Greek hero descends into the underworld to rescue his beloved wife Eurydice. Conlon also discusses the recent collaboration between the LA Opera and the Joffrey Ballet on a modern-day retelling of the timeless story, with Orpheus as a choreographer and Eurydice as his ballerina wife.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

Public programs advancing social justice are presented by the Ford Foundation.

Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.