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The Rape of the Lock


June 6, 1:00pm
(Open Dress and Champagne Toast)
June 8 & 9, 7:00pm
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

June 7, 5:00pm
National Opera Center

Spectrum Symphony presents

The Rape of the Lock

Music by Deborah Mason
Poetry by Alexander Pope, 1714
with poetic liberties by Deborah Mason

Conductor: David Grunberg, of Spectrum Symphony
Director: Catherine Turocy of NYBaroque Dance Co.

Alexander Pope’s exquisite poetry set to music in a modern madrigal style, with capricious rhythms and harmonies. Featured in NYCOpera’s Vox2002, The New York Times said: “The Rape of the Lock,” … offered her adaptation of Pope’s text clothed in wonderfully lush, intricate and contrapuntally energetic music. For me, she was the most pleasant surprise of the series.”