Perplexingly memorable, narrative-wrapped songs from Texas theater-kid-turned-Americana rocker Shakey Graves headline this celebration of the Festival’s 46th season. And yes, the fireworks are back, baby.
Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.
Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.