David Katz Muse of Fire

David Katz in Muse of Fire

March 24, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Sage Center for the Arts

Event Details

The Theatre Department presents Muse of Fire, a performance in the Professional Artist Series.

The event will take place in Markel Auditorium.

“Conductors and not born…they are forged—in fire.”

“unique depth and humor…tremendous verve…and palpable passion.”
—Chicago Sun-Times

“overwhelming. A MUST SEE.”
—WFMT Fine Arts Radio

“…if his conducting is as fine as his acting, he must be superb…Katz’s virtuosic performance (is) moving
as well as illuminating.” —Chicago Reader

Performed to cheers and standing ovations from Chicago to Halifax, Cincinnati to Baltimore, New York to Boston, and many places in between, MUSE of FIRE is a true story—David Katz’s unique, funny and heartbreaking one-man show about a terrifying Maestro who will stop at nothing, not laughter, not even death, to make you feel music’s wonder.

Playwright, actor and professional conductor David Katz (Detroit Symphony Orchestra) channels both sorcerer and apprentice in MUSE of FIRE, based on his experiences studying with the legendary (and notorious) Maestro Charles Bruck, America’s greatest (and most frightening) teacher of conducting.

MUSE of FIRE brings to the stage the raw passion of a brilliant musician at the height of his powers, a man who will do whatever it takes to make music truly live. If you have ever wondered what secret powers conductors learn to command, don’t miss David Katz in MUSE of FIRE. You will never hear music—any music—quite the same way again.


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