Luigi Nono's Intollerenza
In post-Fascist Italy, Luigi Nono's one-act opera Intolleranza attempted to speak out against dictatorship. It follows a migrant worker travelling home as he gets caught up in a political protest, is tortured in prison, and escapes to fight for a world without war.
- American Symphony Orchestra
- Leon Botstein, Conductor
Daniel Weeks, Tenor (A Migrant)
Serena Benedetti, Soprano (His Companion)
Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo-Soprano (A Woman)
Matthew Worth, Baritone (An Algerian)
Carsten Wittmoser, Bass-Baritone (A Torture Victim)
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, Director
As part of the amazing singer-centric Resonant Bodies Festival:
A 45-minute except from Science Fair, with Erika Switzer, piano, and special appearances by Lindsay Kesselman and Kirsten Sollek
On a shared bill with Joan LaBarbara and Odeya Nini
Science Fair is a fully staged evening of science in song, with live experiments, slide shows, and quirky lessons for the child in all of us. Featuring songs such as "Phases of the Moon," "The Amazing Atom," "Strawberry DNA," and, of course, "Baking Soda Volcano (the real story)"
Conceived and performed by Hai-Ting with Erika Switzer, piano
Original music by Matthew Schickele, Renée Favand, Stefan Weisman, and Conrad Cummings.
More information: http://here.org/shows/detail/1734/
HOWL Instrumental and Vocal Theater presents
music of Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, and Matthew Schickele, inspired James Joyce's "Araby."
Hai-Ting Chinn, voice
Hannah Collins, Cello
Tickets and more info:
YESTERDAY/TOMORROW at various venues in France and Croatia
Schedule and tickets: http://anniedorsen.com/
In this latest creation from director Annie Dorsen, Lennon's "Yesterday" becomes "Tomorrow" (from Annie), using a computer algorithm that transforms one song into the other over 30 iterations; sight-read live each night by three singers.
ST URBAN Salon Series Season Prelude Concert
Friday, November 13, at TENRI: 70 minutes of French music, replete with scandalous texts, painterly harmonies, and revolutionary instrumentation! If you missed this program last season, here’s an opportunity to hear it. Hai-Ting Chinn, Emilie-Anne Gendron, Immanuel Davis, Käthe Jarka, and Lenore Davis performing and discussing Debussy’s Violin Sonata and Chansons de Bilitis; Ravels’ Chansons Madécasses; and Fauré's Piano Trio. Experience our signature approach to collaboration, drawing listeners and performers together for an evening of conversation and learning. (And - yes to those who have been asking - gourmet artisanal chocolates curated for the evening’s program!)
If you are new to St Urban, this is your opportunity to learn about our intimate salon series. Beginning in January, there will be four members-only events in a private home. Playwrights, musicians, writers, composers, string quartets, chocolate artist…that’s just a hint of what takes place this year from January to May.
With Tenor Jason Weisinger and pianist James Bassi
Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2433160
In 1924 Benjamin Britten heard Frank Bridge's music for the first time and was "knocked out". In 2015, SongSalon presents "B is for Britain", offering a look at the song output of these two notable Britons. Come join us at the Coffeehouse for an evening full of great songs, cocktails and conversation. If you are starved for more, stay for dinner with the artists following the event!