(Oct. 30, 2009)--The UTSA Department of Music will present Gian Carlo Menotti's musical piece "The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore" at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the Main Campus.
UTSA Professor John Silantien will conduct the UTSA Chamber Singers. The performance also will include special guests, the Northwest Vista College Repertory Dance Ensemble.
Menotti's madrigal fable or operetta for chorus, 10 dancers and nine instruments, was composed in 1956. Three medieval beasts in the piece are said to symbolize the periods in the artist's life. The unicorn is youthful, capricious, foolish and beautiful. The gorgon represents the middle-aged artist -- successful, loud, proud, but quite ugly. The lonely manticore symbolizes the embittered aging poet.
The performance is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Cynthia Solis at (210) 458-5685.
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