So excited to announce the first #PUBLIQAccess World Premiere of the season will be held at the historical Workhouse Arts Center in partnership with Turning Point Suffragist Memorial on Sunday, November 12 in Lorton, Virginia!
Steven Snowden's commission, "Silent Sentinels" for string quartet and electronics, honors the Centennial of the "Night of Terror" when 33 Suffragists called the Silent Sentinels were arrested and brutally beaten at the Occoquan Workhouse (now the Workhouse Arts Center). These women were subsequently tortured and endured horrific treatment as prisoners. It wasn't until 1920 that the 19th Amendment was ratified.
PQ's program "Voices of Change" will provide a snapshot of music in 1917, celebrating the Centennial of Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and the music of Lilli Boulanger.
Friday, September 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm AND 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Presented by Pig Iron Theater Company and FringeArts
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania | Zellerbach Theatre
3680 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA
General admission $39 | Tickets and Information
Witness the world premiere of Pig Iron Theater's epic synthesis of theatre, music and design that contemplates a future of ominous environmental predictions and rapid technological change.
PUBLIQuartet presents a PUBLIQ Access World Premiere, "Silent Sentinels" (2017) by Steven Snowden at the Workhouse Arts Center to honor the women who suffered the Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse. PUBLIQuartet will present a concert program titled, “ ‘17", inspired by resistance and change. The works on this program will provide a musical snapshot of the year 1917 to commemorate historical events and the birth of influential composers’ who pushed against oppression 100 years ago.
This concert is presented by the Workhouse Arts Center and Turning Point Memorial Foundation.
The Clark Art Institute
3:15 pm Musical Prelude | Thomas Schütte: Crystal
4:00 pm Concert | Spencer Terrace at Lunder Center
Presented by Clark Art Institute
225 South Street | Williamstown, MA
Free and open to the public | More information
At the lovely Clark Art Institute in Western Massachusetts, Contemporaneous celebrates the work of mid-century artist Helen Frankenthaler with a program or works by contemporaneously active American composers Frederic Rzewski, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Meredith Monk.
The Purchase community and public are invited to come together for an inclusive gathering to listen to stories, meditate, and self-reflect. This event will center around the late composer, Pauline Oliveros's, "Tuning Meditation”, a "sonic meditation and tuning of the mind and body" which encourages those gathered to listen deeply, meditate on sound, and utilize listening as activism.
A Multimedia Song Cycle by HOLLANDS, PUBLIQuartet and Amy Khoshbin
The Scheherazade Project (TSP) takes its inspiration from the feminist icon Scheherazade, who uses well-known tales to suit her needs, saving her own life as well as the lives of thousands of women from a virgin-killing king in the classical Persian story One Thousand and One Nights. Reimagined through a contemporary western "lens", (TSP) conceives a disillusioned dictator wooed by media stories, slowly immersed into the realm of the screen where "reality" and "fiction" become indiscernible. Indie-rock duo HOLLANDS and string quartet PUBLIQuartet integrate rock ‘n’ roll and classical music, merging electronic and acoustic genres via original song and improvisations that pay homage to Rimsky- Korsakov's symphonic poem Scheherazade. Set alongside live storytelling and multi-channel video projections by Iranian-American artist Amy Khoshbin, (TSP) was commissioned by a 2015 Mpower Grant awarded by the Sphinx Organization and Music Assistance Fund. (MAF)
Curated and Co-presented by The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and National Sawdust as part of the New York Philharmonic's Biennial Celebration.
After her 2014 tour, internationally known singer Tamara Gverdtsiteli returns to Carnegie Hall with a program of beloved Yiddish standards, a collection of international hits in Georgian, Russian, French, and Italian, as well as the artist's own best-known songs. Ms. Gverdtsiteli is backed by the soloists of theMoscow Male Jewish Cappella and full symphony orchestra, conducted by Maestro Aleksander Tsaliuk.