The 8 PM concert is part of The Collegiate Chorale season. Eric Simonson directs the two-act performance with lighting design by Frances Aronson, projection design by Wendall Harrington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and costume design by Jacob Climer. The evening boasts narration by Academy Award winner Jane Fonda and also features the talents of Nathan Gunn as Tom Joad, Elizabeth Futral as Rosasharn, Sean Panikkar as Jim Casy, Peter Halverson as Pa Joad, Stephen Powell as Uncle John, Andrew Wilkowske as Noah, Steven Pasquale as Al, Christine Ebersole as Mae/Waitress, Matthew Worth as Ragged Man/Connie Rivers/Truck Driver and Madelyn Gunn as Ruthie.
Ted Sperling conducts The American Symphony Orchestra.
The Grapes of Wrath — based on the novel by John Steinbeck — features music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Michael Korie. The opera made its debut in February 2007 at the Minnesota Opera Company.
A three-disc "Grapes of Wrath" boxed set is available on the PS Classics label.
Tickets are available by calling (646) 202-9623 or by visiting www.collegiatechorale.org.