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Composer Wayne Horvitz will premiere his new song cycle Smokestack Arias, featuring text by Robin Holcomb, at ACT Theatre's Central Heating Lab, in The Eulalie Scandiuzzi Space, February 2-12. Dayna Hanson will direct.

This multi-disciplinary work is inspired by the 1916 labor uprising and resultant deaths, known as the Everett Massacre, and is composed for soprano, piano, and electronics. Each song assumes the perspective of a different woman affected by the uprising and the deaths of the slain protesters, giving a personal account of a seminal event in the history of the labor movement in the Pacific Northwest.

The performances will feature Cristina Valdes (piano) and Maria Mannisto (soprano).


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