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The Creation at California Theatre

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IN THE BEGINNING: Joseph Hadyn's The Creation gets the Symphony Silicon Valley treatment at California Theatre

IN THE BEGINNING: Joseph Hadyn's The Creation gets the Symphony Silicon Valley treatment at California Theatre

The biblical story of creation has inspired painters, playwrights and musicians for millennia. Austrian classical composer Joseph Haydn turned in his artistic interpretation back in 1799 with “The Creation,” an oratorio that takes its audience from a “Representation of Chaos” up to Adam and Eve’s declaration of love. Keeping in stride with the philosophical and intellectual currents of the decidedly bummer-averse Enlightenment era, the piece ends before the commission of humanity’s original sin—focusing instead on the wonder of God’s creation. Conductor John Nelson leads Symphony Silicon Valley in presenting this unflinchingly optimistic work. (NV)

The Creation
Sat, 8pm, $45+
California Theatre, San Jose

 

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