This Love Unbound

Britten | Baryshnikov | Urbanity Dance

April 29, 2023 at 7.30pm | April 30, 2023 at 3.00pm


Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings: William Hite, tenor & Clark Matthews, horn
Harbison For violin alone: Selections performed by Heidi Braun-Hill, violin
Britten Phaedra: Krista River, mezzo-soprano
Shaw Limestone and Felt: Mark Berger, viola; David Russell, cello
Britten Les Illuminations: Carley DeFranco, soprano

In collaboration with Urbanity Dance; Shura Baryshnikov, choreographer

Livestream tickets allow the viewer to watch the April 29 performance live, and/or as many times as you would like through May 30.

For online viewers reserving tickets on 4/30 or later, use the ON DEMAND link above. You will also be able to access the video until May 30.

Our 2022–23 Ticket Policy

This Love Unbound Artist Talkback

Sunday, April 30 after the 3pm performance
About an hour

Ryan Turner, Artistic Director
Shura Baryshnikov, choreographer
Haley Day, company dancer | Carley DeFranco, soprano | Krista River, mezzo | Mark Berger, viola | Clark Matthews, horn
Join us after Sunday’s performance for a panel discussion where we delve into the intricacies of the creative process for multi-disciplinary art. We will hear about this project from the perspective of dancer, musician, choreographer, and conductor. The conversation will be moderated by Director of Engagement, Megan Bisceglia, with the opportunity for audience members to ask questions at the end of the session.

Shura Baryshnikov


Urbanity Dance

professional dance company

Emmanuel Music partners with Urbanity Dance, and critically acclaimed choreographer,
Shura Baryshnikov, for an exploration on the wilder boundaries of the theme of love. Esteemed soloists Carley DeFranco, soprano; Krista River, mezzo; William Hite, tenor; and Clark Matthews, horn; and the orchestra of Emmanuel Music will perform three cantata-inspired works of Britten — Phaedra, Serenade, and Les Illuminations. This unique performance will guide you from the heights of Greek melodrama to the libertine Bacchanalias of Arthur Rimbaud, in an expression of the everlasting theme of intemperate and unrestrained love.

Conversation: Simone Dinnerstein & Ryan Turner