Project Orfeo

Sep 21, 2016

Scott Lindroth's piece, "Cadences," will be performed as part of Project Orfeo.
Credit Les Todd, Duke University Photography

Musician Jonathan Bagg, of Duke’s Ciompi String Quartet, enjoys putting on performances that combine the intellectual power of words with the emotional nuance of music. His latest hybrid is called Project Orfeo. It weaves two compositions together with readings by acclaimed novelist Richard Powers. The text is from Powers’ most recent novel, “Orfeo” (Norton, 2014), about an avant-garde composer turned biologist. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Bagg and composer Scott Lindroth about the literary inspiration behind the performance. Project Orfeo will be performed Sunday, September 25th at 4 p.m. at Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium.​