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Smoke and Mirrors

September 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Aurora Orchestra presents a phantasmagoria, conjuring up the spirits and myths of two early romantic masterpieces: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

200 years before the advent of ‘immersive theatre’, audiences in post-revolutionary Paris were transfixed by a thrilling and often terrifying form of new theatrical entertainment. Combining early experiments in optical illusion, ghostly projections and eerie sound effects, these so-called ‘phantasmagorias’ were often shut down by authorities fearful of their convincingly supernatural content.

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Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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