21c Liederabend op. 2
Produced in collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects, Opera on Tap, and VisionIntoArt, 21c Liederabend, op.2 is an ambitious multi-media festival of boundary-pushing, post-classical song featuring the brightest rising young stars as well as beloved, well-known composers of New York City’s contemporary music scene.
Over three evenings, twenty-one composers, encompassing an explosive array of styles, will present new work alongside newly commissioned films, video projections, and sculptural lighting design. See below for the entire lineup of composers and performers, including a special commission work and the festival’s eight world-premieres (listed in italics).
Festival Night One, Thursday, April 7
// Composers: Paola Prestini, Theo Bleckmann, Julia Wolfe, Phil Kline, Matt Marks, Gregory Spears, Russell Platt and Gabriel Kahane // Featured Performers: ACME, Gabriel Kahane, John Buffalo Mailer, Rinde Eckert, Melvin Van Peebles, Tony Boutte, Theo Bleckmann, Ted Hearne, Kate Geissinger, Toby Twining, Mellissa Hughes,Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Amelia Watkins // Librettist: Jonathan Safran Foer
Festival Night Two, Friday, April 8
// Composers: Paola Prestini, Douglas J. Cuomo, Kamala Sankaram, Missy Mazzoli, Peter Golub, and Milica Paranosic // Featured Performers: ACME, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Helga Davis, Tony Boutte, Charlotte Dobbs, Kamala Sankaram, Phil Moffa, Amelia Watkins, Abigail Fischer, Lori Cotler, and Glen Velez // Librettists: David Grimm, Royce Vavrek and Susan Yankowitz
Festival Night Three, Saturday, April 9
// Composers: Sarah Kirkland Snider, John Zorn, David T. Little, Paola Prestini, Du Yun (Festival Commission), Lev Zhurbin and Daniel Felsenfeld // Featured Performers: ACME, Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, Shara Worden, Abigail Fischer, Lisa Bielawa, Martha Cluver, Du Yun,Kirsten Sollek, Kathryn Mulvahill, Mellissa Hughes, and Corey Dargel // Librettist: Royce Vavrek
Films by Ali Hossaini, Carmen Kordas, Stephen Taylor, and S. Katy Tucker, with photography by Murat Eyuboglu. Lighting design by Marcus Doshi and projection design by S. Katy Tucker.
This program is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Amphion Foundation, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Photo: Jill Steinberg
April 7–April 9, 2011
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