The mechanics of wonder
North American Premiere
After Bach and Miles Davis, it’s Henry Purcell’s turn to get a “makeover” from the renowned Zonzo children’s theatre company. Via a miniature version of a theatre straight out of the composer’s time, you’re invited on a wild and crazy journey through Baroque music and fantasies in a land of dreams and imagination! This project is the result of a joyous partnership between Quebec and Flanders.
Put on your finest silk stockings, board a ghost ship, crank up the wind machine and discover the bewitching world of HUSH, an off-the-wall concert-performance about Henry Purcell, the Shakespeare of English music! His most sublime compositions travel from the 17th century to the present day thanks to the genius of an amazing lutenist/electric guitarist, a fiery accordionist and a simply divine soprano.
But wait—there’s more to it than meets the eye! Strange characters in ruffled collars, mind-boggling sea creatures and lacy vegetation: the stage becomes a magical box that shifts and changes before your eyes. It’s like stepping into the pages of a fantastic pop-up book!
The performances of HUSH are part of the BIG BANG Festival, which will take place on February 19-20, two days of adventure and sound experimentation for the whole family. Complete program to come: bigbangfestival.ca
Performance is approximately 55 minutes with no intermission.