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2017 Year in Review

by Katy Giorgio

As we wrap up 2017, we’d like to thank all of our supporters for a fantastic year of music, dance and art! At Orpheus Project, we value innovation and collaboration in the arts, and our efforts in 2017 reflected those values. We are so thankful for our donors. Without you, we would have been able […]

Seeking Board Members!

by Katy Giorgio

Thanks to all who attended the recent Amalga Chamber Orchestra concerts! What a thrill it was for us to share music by Juneau’s own Artemio Sandoval and some “space music” by Alan Hovhaness. Of course, we were especially excited to provide the first glimpse into the upcoming Princess Sophia opera by Emerson Eads, who was […]

Creating an opera for the Princess Sophia

by Katy Giorgio

Clara Miller of the Capital City Weekly recently interviewed composer Emerson Eads, librettist Dave Hunsaker and music director William Todd Hunt about the process of creating an opera. You can come hear the first public performances of select scenes from The Princess Sophia this weekend! Saturday November 11 at 8:00pm & Sunday November 12 at 3:00pm at […]

Join us for a cruise to the S.S. Princess Sophia wreckage site!

by Katy Giorgio

Cruise to the Princess Sophia wreckage aboard an Allen Marine Catamaran Saturday September 30, 4:00-7:00pm ***$75 Early bird rate EXTENDED through September 20*** $85 after September 20 Hor D’oeurvres, No-Host Bar, Silent Auction, Historical Programs, Opera Preview Join Orpheus Project and the Pioneers of Alaska on Saturday September 30 from 4:00-7:00pm for cruise to Vanderbilt […]

“A rose by any other name…”

by Todd

One question I get asked a lot is what is up with the name change from ‘Opera to Go’ to the ‘Orpheus Project’. Perhaps starting at the beginning is the best way to make it clear! 1996 – Joyce Parry Moore founded Opera to Go as an opera outreach project to take opera into the […]

Saxophone Showcase 2017 tonight!

by Todd

Our Saxophone Showcase is back! After missing last summer, the Aurora Saxophone Quartet and the Alaska Saxophone Choir have a concert tonight, Saturday June 17 at Northern Light Church at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Music we are playing ranges from the brand-new to Bach, some written specifically for saxophones, and some transcriptions. […]

Emerson Eads – “Mass for the Oppressed” Recording World Premiere

by Katy Giorgio

Congratulations to composer Emerson Eads on the release of “Mass for the Oppressed” on CD and  digital formats!   From www.massfortheoppressed.com : Mass For The Oppressed was composed as a response to the release from prison of George Frese, Eugene Vent, Marvin Roberts, and Kevin Pease–Native Alaskans, collectively known as The Fairbanks Four, who were […]

Introducing the new SS Princess Sophia opera!

by Todd

March 2017 Greetings from cold and snowy Juneau, Alaska! Orpheus Project (formerly known as Opera to Go) has been delivering meaningful musical performances to Alaskan audiences for over 20 years. We have always valued collaborations and outreach as fundamental components of our productions. Several years ago, Nancy DeCherney of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, […]

West Side Story Review

by Todd
photo by Cam Byrnes

Letter: Go see ‘West Side Story’ Juneau Empire – February 28, 2017 I am writing to alert the Juneau community about West Side Story, one of the best theater productions that I have seen in Juneau in over 31 years of living here. A production of the Orpheus Project and Juneau Dance Theater, they pulled […]

Review of L’Orfeo

by Todd

Review: La favola d’Orfeo By John D’armand | For the Capital City Weekly Decades ago, I received a postcard from a student who was a Wagner aficionado. It read, “Last night, I went to Bayreuth. Now I have nothing to live for.” That’s similar to my experience with our local production of “L’Orfeo” by composer Claudio […]