Saturday, April 1, 2017


Sky Singleton, 1st year Master of Music candidate, rehearses the role of Galatea with David Anderson on harpsichord.Photo courtesy of University of Oklahoma

 The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents Handel’s Acis and Galatea, to be performed by the OU Collegium Musicum and the OU School of Dance as part of the Sutton Concert Series. Two performances are scheduled at 8 p.m., April 8 and at 3 p.m., April 9 in the Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall of the Catlett Music Center.
“The most popular of Handel’s works during his lifetime was his opera Acis and Galatea,” said Eugene Enrico, OU Reaugh professor of musicology and director of the OU Collegium Musicum. “In this concert you’ll hear the wonderful music and see it interpreted in dance. The opera tells the story of the beautiful shepherdess Galatea and her handsome boyfriend, the shepherd Acis,” noted Enrico. “Their innocent love is interrupted by the one-eyed monster Polyphemus, who also desires Galatea.  Murder ensues.”
School of Music voice students Hunter Birkhead, 1st year MFA candidate, and Dorian McCall, 2nd year Master of Music candidate, in rehearsal for Handel’s Acis and Galatea.
An orchestra of violins, cellos, bass, recorders, oboes and harpsichord will accompany a select group of ten singers. The role of Galatea will be sung by Skye Singleton and Rachel Snapp; the role of Acis by Hunter Birkhead; the role of Damon by Paul Whitehead; and the role of Polyphemus by Dorian McCall and Robert Hartfield. 
Choreography is by Austin Hartel, professor of modern dance.
All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District!  Advance purchase tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults; $10 at the door. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.

Many concerts are scheduled for live stream via Internet, to see a schedule visit Please visit for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. For accommodations, please call the box office at (405) 325-4101.

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