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Eric Salzman with Pierre Boulez

About Quog Music Theater

Quog Music Theater Inc, is a 501(c)3 with the continuing mission to perform the music theater works and sustain the legacy of innovative, avant garde composer Eric Salzman who passed away in November 2017. Under the leadership of Salzman’s artistic executor, singer/composer Scott Joiner, Quog Music Theater will continue Eric’s mission to foster, promote and produce music theater and the artists who create it.  

Words from our founder, Eric Salzman (1933–2017)

"The potential of new music theater forms can only be fully explored and  realized in ensemble fashion... It was with these considerations in  mind that I founded Quog in 1970... In the broadest sense, music theater  deals with the relationships between musical and nonmusical experience.  Music, sound, language, expressive gesture, movement, image, idea,  thinking, feeling, all extended over the broadest range of possibility,  are the raw materials; change and culture shock, and human values in a  technological mass culture, are the subjects of new forms."

Recent Events

Quog Music Theater in collaboration with Gramercy Opera and Victoria Bond's Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, presented the world premiere staged production of Big Jim & the Small Time Investors at Symphony Space  APRIL 9, 2018 at 7:30

A  man of mystery and intrigue, "Big Jim" King claims to have invented a  virtual reality machine that allows users to experience their wildest  fantasies. A charismatic genius with a desire to lead, Jim is also an  ambitious L.A. business man who walks the line between con-man and cult  leader. As he lures Small-Time Investors into his operation his plan  starts to spiral out of control threatening to ruin the Investors and  promising disaster for Jim's wife Kim and his assistant, Stan. Big Jim  and the Small-Time Investors, with libretto by Ned Jackson, was  conceived over 30 years ago. It gets to the heart of the Salzman's  ideals and encapsulates our current epoch, where perception and  technology are tools in a battle for the modern mind. Victoria Bond  conducts this world premiere production. ​


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Quog Music Theater

29 Middagh Street, Brooklyn, New York, New York 11201, United States