The brainchild of orator, narrator and local bard-in-residence Taelen Thomas, this outing's title derives from one of Thomas' own poems. The phrase also conveys a meaning of spontaneity, of doing something without regard to potential risks and/or dangers involved, pushing the envelope if you will, which certainly applies to this diverse program. Case in point will be a spectacular aerial ballet routine by dancer Erin Carey set to Thomas' presentation of Robinson Jeffers' nihilistic poem "Hurt Hawks" with pianist Melinda Coffey Armstead simultaneously performing Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G# minor Op. 32 No. 12. Armstead will also perform Debussy's beloved “Clair de Lune”, also known as the "Moonlight Sonata" along with some Chopin, a bit of blues and some improvisation. The three performers will be joined by Melinda's husband Robert Armstead, a classically trained Bel Canto baritone, who will sing a number of songs, including a tongue-in-cheek version of the Mozart aria “Finch’ han dal vino” from the opera Don Giovanni reimagined to be about a horse. [PF]


  • Occurred Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Hidden Valley Theatre

104 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93923


Hidden Valley Theatre

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