HYENA Concert

  • Starts: 8:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2023

The BU Center for New Music partners with the ICA/Boston and Boston-based group Sound Icon to present Austrian composer Georg Friendrich Haas’ HYENA live in concert on Friday, February 24, 2023.

HYENA is a concerto for orchestra and narrator, featuring a remarkable score by acclaimed Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas to accompany the autobiographical story told by his American wife, the writer and storyteller Mollena Lee Williams-Haas. She was an alcoholic for years and wrote a searing story about her long journey to sobriety. In the performance, Williams-Haas reads her story, as the music reinforces her narrative’s hallucinatory qualities.

HYENA will be performed by Boston’s own Sound Icon Ensemble led by Jeffrey Means. HYENA is a bold and courageous journey of into the mind of an alcohol-addicted woman who must fight her worst demon—the titular “hyena.” It is a lavish and gorgeous treatment of light, color, words, and performance. 

This performance of HYENA is a coproduction of the BU Center for New Music and the ICA/Boston.

TICKETS: $15 for students with valid ID and ICA/Boston members $25 for non-members Complimentary media tickets available upon request. For tickets: https://www.icaboston.org/events/hyena

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