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from 'The Dot and the Line'
Friday, September 01, 2017
Do the one with all the funny curves again…

The Dot, coaxing the Line
On October 14, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will bring three family-friendly stories to life at Carnegie Hall: The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s setting of a favorite children's book by Norton Juster (who will attend), Sergei Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf, and Caroline Shaw’s adaptation of The Mountain That Loved a Bird by Alice McLerran. Edwin Outwater will conduct and acclaimed actor and author John Lithgow will narrate all three.

Rodríguez's work, with projections above the stage, is a co-commission by Carnegie Hall and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; the performance will be its New York premiere. Peter and the Wolf will include visuals by illustrator Chris Raschka. Shaw's piece will receive its world premiere; it was commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of the 125 Commissions Project to celebrate Carnegie Hall's 125th anniversary.

About Robert X. Rodríguez
Rodríguez's children's opera Monkey See, Monkey Do is one of the most frequently performed contemporary operas in the United States. Frida, his opera based on the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, has had many acclaimed productions, most recently by Michigan Opera Theater, Long Beach Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. Rodríguez has served as Composer-in-Residence for the Dallas Symphony and the San Antonio Symphony. He holds an Endowed Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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