Illustration by Dennis Bolt

The No One’s Rose

August 25–29, 2021

SPECIAL EVENT*

Music, poetry, dance and theatre combine in The No One’s Rose—a new, multifaceted, genre-defying piece. PBO, in partnership with the American Modern Opera Company and Stanford Live, is heartened to bring this life-affirming work to the stage after more than six years in the making.

AUCOIN The No One’s Rose   WORLD PREMIERE
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
Made possible with support from The Koret Foundation and The Ross E. Armstrong & Jonas (Jay) K. Stern Jews & Music Fund
and with major support from Carol and Douglas Tanner
*Not part of 2021/22 subscription season

Aucoin’s ambition, it seems, is to create an art form saturated with poetry that ventures where poetry, on its own, cannot go.”

The New Yorker

About The No One’s Rose

Music, poetry, dance and theatre combine in The No One’s Rose—a new, multifaceted, genre-defying piece. PBO, in partnership with the American Modern Opera Company and Stanford Live, is heartened to bring this life-affirming work to the stage after more than six years in the making and a reschedule from its original premiere in October 2020.

The core of these performances is the poetry of Paul Celan, who wrote some of the most arresting accounts of the Holocaust, set to a new score for period instruments by the award-winning Matthew Aucoin. His score is just one part of a musical collage, embracing music as diverse as Bach, Sam Cooke and songs from popular culture.

Originally envisaged as a meditation on what happens after a catastrophe, The No One’s Rose assumes more significance in the wake of the pandemic, and it seems fitting that these performances strangely and wonderfully align with our return to live performance.

This new creation is realized by a star cast of artists and creatives working in collaboration to bring to life this bold new work for our times, including Davóne Tines, Julia Bullock, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Paul Appleby, all directed by the visionary Zack Winokur.

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

The Music

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

Program Notes

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The No One’s Rose

WED 8/25/21
7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
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THU 8/26/21
7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
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SUN 8/29/21
2:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
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