In-Progress Showing of Sophia’s Forest

9 Jun 2017
Halcyon House, 3400 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC


Gotham Chamber Opera’s 2014 production of I HAVE NO STORIES TO TELL YOU, presented in the Medieval Court of the Met Museum. Music by Lembit Beecher and libretto by Hannah Moscovitch. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

Composer Lembit Beecher presents an in-progress showing of his forthcoming multidisciplinary chamber opera Sophia’s Forest, with excerpts performed by the Aizuri String Quartet. Premiering in the fall of 2017, Sophia’s Forest will feature a mechanical, electronic sound-generating sculpture that will grow from a small music box into a seven-foot tall object as the performance unfolds. Built in collaboration with architect Simon Kim, engineer Mark Yim, and director of the Drexel ExCITe Center Youngmoo Kim, the sculpture will represent a family heirloom belonging to the principal character, an 11-year-old girl.