Michael Harley

Bassoonist and Teacher

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Alarm Will Sound: Steve Reich's The Cave

  • John Burroughs School 755 South Price Road St. Louis, MO, 63124 United States (map)

Steve Reich's multi-media opera from 1993, with libretto by his wife, Beryl Kortot.  "The Cave" refers to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where Abraham and Sarah are supposedly buried -- a place sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.  I've got a singing and keyboards role in this one; no bassoon.