Beginner’s Ear offers an immersive listening experience that opens the ear to both silence and sound. Through guided meditation, participants reach a deep state of communal stillness out of which a live musical performance unfolds, visceral and immediate.
In the beautiful 4th floor loft studio of Kula Yoga, the meditation will be led by Thomas Droge, founder of the Pathfinder Institute. Ariadne Greif, a critically acclaimed soprano, takes listeners on a 30-minute journey through mesmerizing works for voice and lute.
The event wraps up with a brief conversation led by New York Times writer and Beginner's Ear founder Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim.
No prior experience of meditation or classical music required. Seating options include floor chairs and yoga mats -- yes, you can stretch out on the floor at this concert!
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This popular event is back in 2018 for two nights! Enjoy a Victorian extravaganza put on by our good friends at Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Begin the evening with a picnic (bring your own) around beautiful Crescent Water pond. Then prepare to be dazzled by nineteenth-century showmanship: fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats, and much more – all under the starry summer skies. The evening celebrates Green-Wood permanent resident William Niblo, whose Niblo’s Garden was once one of New York City’s largest and most elaborate theaters (at Prince and Broadway in SoHo) replete with sparkling lanterns, fountains, and an open-air restaurant and bar that featured the top musicians, dancers, and entertainers of the time.
Texas native Lacy Rose is a classically trained vocalist, composer and poet. While living in Austin she sang regularly with the Texas Early Music Project and Austin Baroque Orchestra in addition to hosting numerous parlor concerts at the Sekrit Theater. Since moving to New York, she has collaborated regularly with choreographer Coco Karol and composers Sxip Shirey, Alaina Ferris, and John K. Stone. She has opened for and performed with such eclectic artists as Cocorosie, Baby Dee, Dave Malloy, and Osso String Quartet. In August, she made her Mostly Mozart Festival debut in the Schubertiade Remix at Lincoln Center alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. On New Year’s Eve, she performed with Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley for their Phantasmagoria at the Brooklyn Bazaar. As a composer of neoclassical art songs, Lacy regales her audience with tales of magic, myth, tragedy and love. Maria, her six-part song cycle, explores the inner life and personhood of Gustav Klimt's muses, Maria “Mizzi” Zimmermann and Maria “Ria” Munk. Rose composed the score for a theatrical adaptation of Dylan Thomas' screenplay, The Doctor and The Devils, and is currently adapting Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H. into an opera with director Dara Malina.
Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute with Alex Fortes to prepare Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments.
“Art world commentary wrapped in hyper-stylized adventures…My Barbarian has evolved from a theatrical project to a band then to a performance art group.”
Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade are founding members of the collective My Barbarian, who work at the intersection of theater, visual arts, critical practice, and performance to play with social difficulties, theatricalize historic problems, and imagine ways of being together. Realized as drawings, texts, masks, videos, music, installations, and audience interactions, their projects employ fantasy, humor, and clashing aesthetic sensibilities to cleverly critique artistic, political, and social situations. The duo creates and performs a new work, Star Choir, which was developed while serving as Armory artists-in-residence. Combining vocals and a mix of orchestral and electronic instruments with animated video projection, this multifaceted project tracks a group of humans who attempt to colonize a distant planet after the earth’s decline.
May 23, 2019
Thursday, May 23 at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
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This intimate evening is an annual celebration supporting Caramoor’s Arts-in-Education programs for grade-school children. It offers fabulous food, each year prepared by a different guest chef, paired with rare wines from the area’s best private cellars.
In 2019, we take you across Europe aboard the luxurious Orient Express through wine, food, and song. Enjoy the elegance of the Golden Age of travel without leaving the Rosen House.
Eric Jacobsen and friends perform a pan-European set in sync with the dishes prepared by James Beard nominated chef and music lover Jesse Schenker.
The evening also includes a Silent Auction of rare vintages and bottles from unique wineries.
Benefit Co-chairs: James A. Attwood, Jr. & Peter Kend
For more information and to make a reservation, please contact our Special Events office: email@example.com / 914.232.1492.
Benefit tickets are $2,500; all but $250 per ticket is tax-deductible, as provided by law.
Schoenberg DNA | Dichterliebe, etc. with Conor Hanick and Anna Tsukervanik | The International Street Cannibals
Ariadne sings with Conor Hanick and the International Street Cannibals in a concert also featuring violinist Anna Tsukervanik.
Ariadne Greif performs in AN OPERA SINGER SERENADES A PUDDLE
Ander Mikalson, An Art in General New Commission
Curated by Laurel Ptak
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 6–9pm
Exhibition: February 23–April 4, 2019
Art in General is pleased to present Scores for a Black Hole, a New Commission and the first major solo exhibition by New York-based artist Ander Mikalson on view from February 23–April 4, 2019. Across her work, the artist uses performance and collaboration to make space for embodied and participatory forms of knowledge.
With Scores for a Black Hole, events both quotidian and profound unfold daily around a seven-foot hole filled with black ink. Big enough to fall into, this void serves as a site for collective action and shared experience, exerting a powerful gravitational field. Numerous collaborators invited by Mikalson—from artists to actors to novelists to children to yogis and more—enact a scripted yet unrehearsed response of their own to the black hole, allowing for the spontaneous, unforeseen and unrepeatable to take shape.
A poet tells every joke she knows to the black hole; mothers nurse their babies around it; an astronomer delivers a lecture to it; a murky creature casts pennies into it; a graduate seminar devises an allegory for it; a crowd toasts champagne over it; a play is staged beside it; a brother and sister lock eyes across it; dreams are whispered to it; a metronome keeps time next to it; an artist vows not to struggle anymore and does her taxes at the edge of it; an opera singer serenades it, and much more.
Forty-three hand-made, black-and-white ink drawings also line the walls, functioning at once as instruction, archive and poem. These text- and image-based scores serve to describe what has happened and what will come over the course of the exhibition. Through their aesthetic restraint and precision of language, they create a tension with the ongoing performative actions across the room. With their arrangement on the wall, the drawings dually act as calendar, calling our attention to the exhibition’s unfolding nature and emphasizing a rhythm of daily life.
Day-by-day as each score is performed by Mikalson and others, the meaning, nature and function of the exhibition itself shifts dramatically and unpredictably, with no two visits yielding the same experience. This open-ended and collaborative way of working serves to question what the role of an artist might be, resisting models of genius or brand and insisting on collective experience. Over the course of six weeks, the artist and her host of collaborators perform actions that ask us to contemplate the role of the human inside our current political, economic and social order which seems to disavow it at every turn. Together we face a reflective void and in it encounter the immediacy of our own experience, be it thrilling, ordinary, or something as yet unknown.
Marian Goodman Gallery New York is delighted to present William Kentridge’s Let Us Try for Once opening March 1st, an exhibition of new film, drawings and sculpture related to three major performance projects from the past two years. These include the epic The Head & the Load, a theatrical tour de force co-composed by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi recently shown at the New York Armory in December 2018 following its premiere at the Tate Modern London; the celebrated production of Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck, directed by Kentridge, which premiered in the Salzburg opera festival in 2017, is currently at the Sydney Opera House this February, and comes to The Metropolitan Opera in the 2019-2020 season; and Ursonate¸a performance of Kurt Schwitters’ 1932 sound poem of the same title, presented at Performa Biennial New York, in 2017.
Please join us at the opening reception for the artist on Friday, March 1st, from 6-8 pm.
For further information, please visit our website: www.mariangoodman.com, or contact Linda Pellegrini, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 212 977 7160.
A secret wine salon concert with harpist Mélanie Genin at an undisclosed location in the Upper West Side, hosted by wine expert Elena Grigio, founder of www.forwinesake.com and enthusiastic sparkling wine connoisseur, who will guide you through the world of top Italian bubbles. Masquerade themed; bring your mask! And seats are limited, so move fast!
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Snacks provided by Di Palo’s Fine Foods - a symbol of Italian quality, tradition, and taste in the heart of NYC’s Little Italy.
We will explore Conegliano Valdobbiadene, home to the highest quality Prosecco, and taste a flight of 3 exclusive wines that reflect diversity of local terroir, evolution of knowledge, and meticulous labor of vine-growers.
Program includes songs for voice and harp by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Britten, and Tournier.
The February 18th program presents contemporary composers’ interpretation of the ancient Byzantine culture and the imaginary culture of Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels.” Philip Glass’ “Annunciation,” is based on an Eastern Orthodox Byzantine chant. The program will begin with the Axion Estin Chanters singing the chant upon which Glass based his composition. Pianist Paul Barnes, who gave the world premiere, will also give the New York premiere of Victoria Bond’s “Simeron Kremate,” which is also based on a Byzantine chant.
The imaginary world of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels will provide the basis for composer Victoria Bond, librettist Stephen Greco and dramaturg Doug Fitch’s opera “The Adventures of Gulliver.” This workshop production features a cast of young professional singers.
Due to Hurricane Florence, this concert has been rescheduled from September 17, 2018 to February 4, 2019. To all ticket holders, your Sep. 17 tickets may be used to attend the Feb. 4 concert.
Pre-Concert Dinner: Wolcott’s Restaurant (160 W. Pennsylvania, Southern Pines) – $37pp (tax & tip included) – Reservations & payment required by January 31 by calling the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.
250 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC 28387
4-Concert Subscription Series is $90 for Arts Council members ($110 for nonmembers); Individual tickets (if available), $30 each ($35 for nonmembers).
Arts Council of Moore County
Popping up on the corner of 56th and Broadway for the entire month of November, acclaimed musician Evan Shinners will be opening “Pop-Up Bach,” New York’s most accessible, and most innovative tribute to the music of J.S. Bach.
In 5,000 square feet of white boxed space, Shinners (a.k.a. ‘WTF Bach’) will install himself in public view, and practice Bach between the hours of noon and 5:30 p.m., for 30 days. During the month, Shinners plans on reciting the majority of Bach’s keyboard music in daily concerts. Shinners, a Yamaha Artist, will be performing on the company’s acclaimed Disklavier CFX concert grand piano (DCFX), the most technologically-advanced piano in the world, and the flagship instrument in the expansive line of award-winning Yamaha reproducing pianos. It is capable of recording an actual performance, and then playing it back note-for-note, with exacting precision and with all the sensitivity and nuance intended by the artist.
Overnight, the Disklavier will continue to entertain the general public, the instrument’s keys and pedals moving up and down to meticulously recreate Shinners' Bach cantata arrangements, which he recorded earlier. The space will also be home to Shinners’ record-releases, featuring Bach’s music heard in a variety of genres, and will see an impressive, diverse list of guest artists. The pop-up event, which is $10 for admission, will be streamed throughout the month of November and can be experienced at http://www.thebachstore.com/.
WQXR Comes to Grace: A joyful sextet of all-star virtuosos, Ensemble Mélange shakes up the concert experience, forges a personal connection with the audience, and mixes tried-and-true repertoire with a smorgasbord of jewels from distant genres. The concert is reformatted as a musician’s party game; after each piece, members of the audience are chosen to pick the next piece from an extensive menu organized by style, nationality, and time period. Celebrated radio personality Bob Sherman leads a conversation with the players following the concert. A Downtown Music debut.
This concert is made possible, in part, with the generous support of Nanette H. Bourne and John R. Delfs.
FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT SHOW-AND-TELL
An eight-hour mini-fest for our global vocal music community!
From 10am to 6pm on Tuesday, November 27th, ResBods vocalists will share short performances with a bit of show-and-tell where they demonstrate vocal techniques, discuss improvisation methods, explain the inner workings of live electronics, talk about the personal stories behind their music—it's a free and intimate concert that you can tune into on your phone or laptop.
To watch, click on or join the Facebook event (linked above and below in the buttons). Live videos will be airing there every thirty minutes throughout the day. Videos will also be stored on the Facebook event for up to a year after the event is finished.
All times in EST (New York City, NY, USA)
10:00 AM Jessica Aszodi
10:30 AM Nathalie Joachim
11:00 AM Tony Arnold
11:15 AM Joan La Barbara
11:30 AM Kamala Sankaram
12:00 PM Erin Gee
12:30 PM Paul Pinto
1:00 PM Jen Shyu
1:30 PM Jeff Gavett
2:00 PM Theo Bleckmann
2:30 PM Raquel Acevedo Klein
3:00 PM Lucy Shelton
3:30 PM Kate Soper
4:00 PM HIllary LaBonte & Jocelyn Zelasko
4:30 PM Pamela Z
5:00 PM Roopa Mahadevan & Joshuah Campbell
5:30 PM Ted Hearne
6:00 PM Ariadne Greif
Stephanie Griffin, curator
with Ariadne Greif, soprano; Ashley Jackson, harp; Carl Bettendorf, conductor; and guest violists William Hakim and Caroline Johnston
Stephanie Griffin: Poem from Exile (2015)
Alba Potes: Oleajes (2003 rev. 2015)
Guy Barash: String Quartet no. 1 "Wrong Ocean" (2012)
Carl Bettendorf: Il y a l'Océan (2009)
Richard Wagner (arr. Griffin): "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde
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