Heaven and Earth

Two Evenings of Modern Chamber Music Theatre

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During Fort Point Open Studios, at Midway Studios, on October 17 and 18, 2008, Fort Point Theatre Channel presented two evenings of contemporary music featuring Ensemble Warhol. The program included Tierkreis, by Karlheinz Stockhausen, and the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, by Mark Warhol. Ensemble Warhol consists of Naomi Gurt Lind, soprano, Donald Wilkinson, baritone, and Meghan Miller, flute.

Tierkreis is a celebration of the universe as expressed through twelve beautiful melodies, each dedicated to a sign of the zodiac. The work captures the wonder of creation with spirituality, humility, and joy. This production featured staging by Mark Warhol, set design by Heidi Zander, set construction by Tim Murdoch, and costumes by Susan Paino.

Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle is a celebration of nature as expressed through a recounting of the voyage around the world on the Beagle by Charles Darwin, a voyage which provided the raw data that powered the creation of his seminal work, The Origin of Species. The work traces the transformation of Charles Darwin from directionless young man to budding scientist and pays tribute to the wonder of original thought and the beauty of nature. A Sylvie Agudelo production.