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The Lost Chord: Mar. 20 - Hot Spring

Maenads John Collier
/Photo Credit: Southwark Art Coll
Collier, John; Maenads; Southwark Art Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/maenads-193235

Celebrate the vernal equinox with two works steeped in mythological lore: Arnold Bax’s Spring Fire and Charles Martin Loeffler’s A Pagan Poem. A maid of Thessaly, abandoned by her lover, revives his ardor through the use of sorcery. Nymphs stretch their languid arms, as half-human shapes skip through forest glades, and lovers are awakened from ecstatic dreams by a rout of satyrs and maenads. It feels so “rite,” it can’t be wrong, this Sunday at 10 pm.