American Opera: The Music of Robert Ashley

A three day celebration of Robert Ashley (1930-2014), one of the leading American composers of the post-John Cage generation, who was particularly known for his work in new forms of opera.

Sponsored by Wesleyan University's Music Department and Movement House in conjunction with Performing Artservices, New York. 




Robert Ashley's Crash
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A new generation of artists perform Robert Ashley's haunting masterpiece Crash (2014).
Robert Ashley Symposium
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Russell House

Kyle Gann, Tom Hamilton, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Alex Waterman present talks about Robert Ashley's life and work.

Stories About Bob
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00am
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown
Coffee and stories with Robert Ashley's old friends and collaborators David Behrman, baritone Thomas Buckner, and Alvin Lucier, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, Emeritus.
Thomas Buckner sings Robert Ashley and Alvin Lucier
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Baritone Thomas Buckner performs a series of works for voice by Robert Ashley, as well as a new work by Alvin Lucier.