Michael Harley

Bassoonist and Teacher

Alarm Will Sound: Steve Reich's The Cave

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

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.