Robert Ashley “CONCRETE: The Next Generation”

Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

Robert Ashley’s newest opera, “CONCRETE: The Next Generation” , incorporating new songs with some of the material of the original ” CONCRETE” , follows Robert Ashley’s preoccupation with the speech of the homeless and of people living together in a home for old people. The libretto might be considered to be the “musings” of an old man, who thinks about strange questions and answers in various forms of sarcasm, indifference, questions about the questions, and explanations. Featuring singers Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara, and Robert Ashley, with mixing and live processing by Tom Hamilton.