BITTER BANQUET: a Euripidean song cycle


A Euripidean Song Cycle by Annie Lewandowski

September 29 & 30 at the Cherry Artspace – 8pm


BITTER BANQUET threads together iconic moments in the lives of characters from Euripides’ tragedies in a meditation on grief, exploring themes of how women in particular suffer in war and under patriarchy.

From the ITHACA JOURNAL: Bitter Banquet Staged at Cherry Artspace

Composer/performer Annie Lewandowski (vocals/electronics) drew on her musical backgrounds in improvisation and song while developing Bitter Banquet, drawing inspiration from the translations of Euripides by Anne Carson. The performances at The Cherry Artspace will feature David Yearsley on baroque keyboards and percussionist Sarah Hennies. There will be a post-performance discussion after Friday’s performance facilitated by Professor of Classics and Art History Verity Platt (Cornell) with Nancy Worman (Barnard) and Sara Warner (Cornell).

Trailer for the original showing of Bitter Banquet at Cornell University:


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