Basic event infoEvent date: May 11 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pmLocation: Second Church 60 Highland St. 02465 West Newton , MA United States See map: Google Maps Public event fieldsGian Carlo Menotti, The Unicorn, The Gorgon and The Manticore Randall Thompson, Frostiana A Commonwealth Composer Concert Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 pm Second Church in Newton 60 Highland Street West Newton 02465 Map/Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/bjWf94jdATk Gian Carlo Menotti’s charming madrigal opera, The Unicorn, The Gorgon, and The Manticore, is one of the composer’s most accomplished works. In it, he introduces us to three mythical beasts that represent three phases of life: young, middle, and old age. Under the guise of a fairy tale, he delivers a caustic critique of affectation and materialism. With a small orchestra and an engaging range of musical textures, this piece is sure to delight. Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, commissioned for the 200th anniversary of the town of Amherst, MA, has become a classic since its debut in 1958. Frost’s seemingly simple poetry is matched by seven beautifully-crafted movements capturing both the essence and impact of the poet’s verse.