THE RAGE OF ACHILLES
Epic literature meets classical voice and jazz instrumentation in a tumultuous evening of musical drama composed by Jeremy Walker. In this innovative work—tenor, mezzo-soprano and bass-baritone voices blend with jazz piano, bass and cello to tell the story of Homer’s Illiad—a tale of jealously, love and war.
The workshop premiere of The Rage of Achilles was performed at Minnesota Orchestra Hall's Jazz in the Target Atrium season as part of the series inaugural performance in 2015. Performers included: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Angela Keeton, Seth Keeton, Anthony Cox (bass/cello), Jeremy Walker (piano), Brandon Wozniak (saxophone) and Tim Zhorne (drums).