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Production to benefit
The Diversionary Theater

8 Songs for a Mad King

Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Words by Randolph Stow & George III


Walter DuMelle as the Mad King

Kim Strassburger - Stage Director

Brendan Nguyen - Music Director


Thursday, June 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 25 at 4:00pm

The Grant Hotel's Bivouac Ballroom

326 Broadway, San Diego 92101

Tickets: $10 plus $5 Festival Tag

$15 Valet parking - ALL DAY

Award winning Bodhi Tree Concerts presents the San Diego premiere of 8 Songs for a Mad King. Representing maverick composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies at his most avant-garde, it pushes performers to extremities of technique and emotion. Requiring the command of ‘tremendous’ registers and distorted vocalizations, the music seems to emanate from the ‘king’s’ delusional mind.


Daring, interactive audience experience with contemporary themes, comparing Mad King George III of England and the current US president. 8 Songs for a Mad King will be performed with chamber orchestra - a must see for the artistically adventurous

Walter DuMelle


Kim Strassburger

Stage Director

Brendan Nguyen

Music Director/Keyboardist

Jisun Yang


Ariana Warren


Tyler J. Borden


Jason Ponce

Interactive Designer

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies


Michael Matsuno


Ryan Nestor


© 2013 by Bodhi Tree Concerts.  (646) 457-8707

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