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Binghamton, NY (Hydrogen Jukebox)

April 21, 2017


Hydrogen Jukebox
Binghamton, NY
Tri-Cities Opera Company

April 21, 2017 – 7:30pm
April 23, 2017 – 3:00pm
April 28, 2017 – 7:30pm
April 30, 2017 – 3:00pm

Tri-Cities Opera Center
Savoca Hibbitt Hall
315 Clinton St
Binghamton, NY 13905
Tri-Cities Opera’s concludes the 2016-2017 Season with Hydrogen Jukebox by Phillip Glass. Sung in English, this non-linear opera is intended to form a “portrait” of America. The text in this chamber opera speaks as clearly today as it did in the 1960’s. It incorporates the personal poems and reflections of Allen Ginsberg on social issues of the time that were considered counter cultural in their day. The issues are actually more mainstream today yet contain the same vibrancy, energy, and passion. These issues are: war, the sexual revolution, drugs, eastern philosophy, and environmental issues. Conductor Alan Johnson was part of Philip Glass’ orchestra and assistant conductor for over 20 years. He participated in the world premiere for Hydrogen Jukebox as well as multiple other world premieres and Phillip Glass productions. We are so lucky to have him foster this production, conducting a five piece chamber orchestra.


April 21, 2017