Join Other Minds on a musical adventure tour at the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, South Carolina from May 31 to June 4. Attend American premiere performances of two operas, Feng Yi Ting by Guo Wenjing and Kepler by Philip Glass, and a concert Orchestra Uncaged, featuring Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and a US premiere of John Cage's orchestral trilogy, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Eight, and Twenty-Nine. In addition to the performances, the tour includes: artist talks with Other Minds' Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian and Spoleto conductor John Kennedy; a special appearance of Philip Glass discussing his work; and exclusive receptions at the festival.
The Other Minds Spoleto Tour includes luxurious accommodations at the new Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Also on the itinerary, are tours of the Charleston area with a trip to Fort Sumter and a local plantation garden. Experience performances with a group of other adventurous music lovers, and discover the artistic process behind the works.
Tour package is $1950 per person for one traveler (single occupancy); $1500 per person for couples (double occupancy). Airfare not included. Limited space is available. Call or email to book your tour: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-934-8134 x302
Johannes Kepler, the groundbreaking astronomer and mathematician of the scientific revolution, imagined "a continuous heavenly music only perceived by the mind." With a libretto gleaned primarily from Kepler's own writings and a driving and hypnotic score that embodies the scientist's quest to reconcile scientific discovery with the divine, the opera suggests, as Kepler himself believed, that there really may be a music of the spheres.