‘Chris Rael’s Araby’


Best known for his sophisticated India-tinged rock, Rael has set fifteen stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners to music in Araby, a multimedia “chamber musical” for nine-piece ensemble. Autobiographical interludes punctuate 15 story-songs sung from Joyce’s characters’ POV. Rael’s videos of Dublin open windows onto the city’s soul.

Sat., Aug. 13, 2:30 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 17, 6:15 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 19, 2 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 20, noon; Sun., Aug. 21, noon, 2011