The No One’s Rose

October 7–11, 2020

This performance has been postponed.

In partnership with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and Stanford Live, Philharmonia brings to the Bay Area the world premiere of a powerful new production conceived and created by AMOC, featuring new music by 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin.

In lieu of live performances, our programming through December 2020 has been expanded to a digital platform.

A similar replacement program has been curated for your digital enjoyment.

Explore the 2020/VIRTUAL series!

Aucoin...writes music that activates the text.

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About The No One’s Rose

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In partnership with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and Stanford Live, Philiharmonia brings to the Bay Area the world premiere of a powerful new production conceived and created by AMOC, featuring new music by 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin. The No One’s Rose, a unique piece of music theatre, has at its center the poetry of prolific 20th century poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan, which asks a difficult question: what can be recovered after a whole world disappears? AMOC and Philharmonia’s musicians and dancers join forces for this powerful meditation on loss and recovery. Commissioned by PBO and Stanford Live, The No One’s Rose brings some of today’s most important opera stars and contemporary dancers to the Bay Area, directed by AMOC’s co-artistic director Zack Winokur and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith. Anthony Roth Costanzo and Davóne Tines return to Philharmonia, while Julia Bullock and Paul Appleby make their PBO debuts.

Made possible with support from The Koret Foundation and The Ross E. Armstrong & Jonas (Jay) K. Stern Jews & Music Fund

American Modern Opera Company
Julia Bullock,
soprano
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Paul Appleby, tenor
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Bobbi Jene Smith, Or Schraiber, and Julia Eichten, dancers
Keir Gogwilt, violin
Coleman Itzkoff, cello
Jonny Allen, percussion

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Matthew Aucoin, conductor
Zack Winokur, director
Bobbi Jene Smith, choreographer
John Torres, lighting designer
Carlos Soto, costume designer
Cath Brittan, producer

The Music

M. AUCOIN The No One’s Rose

A World Premiere featuring music ranging from J.S. Bach to new music by Matthew Aucoin

The Artists

Bobbi Jene Smith

choreographer & dancer

Or Schraiber

dancer

Julia Eichten

dancer

Yiannis Logothetis

dancer

Keir Gogwilt

violin

Coleman Itzkoff

cello

Jonny Allen

percussion

John Torres

lighting designer

Carlos Soto

costume designer

Cath Brittan

Cath Brittan

producer

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for the Pre-Concert Talk forty-five minutes prior to the concert start time. More information about the talk available here soon.
If you’re unable to join us, the Sunday Pre-Concert Talk will be livestreamed here. Tune in at 3:15PM before the Sunday performance to listen in! The video will be available for viewing after the livestream as well.

Program Notes

The program notes for this performance will be available here one week before the first performance. Refresh the page for the latest updates.

The No One’s Rose

WED 10/7/20
7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
FRI 10/9/20
8:00 p.m.
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
SAT 10/10/20
8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley
SUN 10/11/20
4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, Berkeley