Post Date: 09/25/2021
Wyoming Baroque performs The Golem
Wyoming Baroque will perform live with the 1920 Expressionist silent film classic “The Golem” Sunday, October 03 at 4 p.m. MT as part of the WYO Film Festival at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College and on Monday, October 04 at 7:30 MT in the choir room at the University of Wyoming.
This unique concert experience features the premiere of a new musical score composed by Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman, director of strings at Sheridan College. Set in the Jewish ghetto of Prague circa 1600, “The Golem” narrates Rabbi Judah Loew’s attempts to animate a mysterious and dangerous clay creature. The instruments with which Wyoming Baroque performs are all replicas of 17th-century instruments, consistent with the film’s setting. The score accentuates the film’s drama and brings the rich story to life.
Composed of nationally acclaimed vocal and instrumental artists, Wyoming Baroque performs historically informed 17th and early 18th-century repertoire as well as contemporary compositions using historical instruments. Dr. Bergman serves as music director for the ensemble.
A short trailer about the project is available here. In-person and streaming tickets for the October 03 concert are available here. The performance on October 04 is free and open to the public. Streaming options are not available for this event.