More Between Heaven and Earth

Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium





A partnership with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

Staged environmentally at the historic Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium,
part of a complex built in 1799, this unique dramatic presentation
intertwines text drawn from the passionate letters
of Thomas Jefferson and painter/composer/musician Maria Cosway
with the performance of music mentioned in their correspondance...

Music that they heard together, shared with each other,
and that Cosway wrote for him

More Between Heaven and Earth
Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, the French Revolution
and the doctrine of Separation of Church and State


A Play With Music



With
Kathleen Chalfant* Melissa Errico Matthew Modine*



Featuring
Jessica Gould, soprano Karim Sulayman, tenor

and

Members of the Clarion Society Orchestra
Sarah Davol Stephen Hammer Douglas Lundeen Anna Marsh
Samuel Park Katie Rietman Cynthia Roberts Alissa Smith
Avi Stein Jaime Thorne



Performing Music by
Archangelo Corelli Maria Cosway Jacques Duphly
James Hewitt Antonio Sacchini



Script constructed by
Erica Gould*
from the letters and writings of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway



Program concept and music research by
Jessica Gould


Directed by
Erica Gould



More Between Heaven and Earth is part of an artistic endeavor to
"reclaim the Founding Fathers from the Tea Party"


* Fire Dept Company Member



MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH PRESS

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL
"Superb... stirring"

"Expertly directed"


BROADWAYWORLD.COM
"Thrilling performances"

"Brings to vivid and exciting life the passionate, moving, and ultimately star-crossed relationship of Jefferson and Cosway, the violence of the French Revolution, and Jefferson's views, daring for the time (and perhaps even more so now) about the role of religion in American society"