Our latest genre-bending collaboration features poet J. Mae Barizo, guest soprano Charlotte Mundy, and guest pianist David Kaplan in a performance driven by the diverse music of women composers, including Clara Schumann, Hannah Lash, Augusta Read Thomas, and Caroline Shaw. the centerpiece of the evening is a song cycle by Doug Balliett, featuring Barizo's text SWOON, intertwined with a performance of Robert Schumann's song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben. SWOON, commissioned for this event, re-imagines Adelbert von Chamisso's antiquated 19th century text Frauenliebe und -lemben as a post-feminist manifesto. Join us in what is sure to be an immersive and revealing literary and musical event.
This event will take place in Soho's Louis K. Meisel Gallery. The performance will be segmented by a wine tasting flight, curated by Rob Moose, and cheese curated by Ligaya Mishan, New York Times food critic.
Clara Schumann: Soirées Musicales, Op. 6 selections: Nocturno, Ballade, and Mazurka (Alexandria Le, piano)
Selections from The New Davidsbündler Dances: movements based on Schumann by Augusta Read Thomas, Caroline Shaw, and Hannah Lash (David Kaplan, piano)
Schuman: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, freely arranged by Doug Balliett interleaved with D. Balliett: SWOON, cycle of songs on texts of J. Mae Barizo, written in response to Schumann's O. 42 (The Colonials with Charlotte Mundy, soprano, and David Kaplan, piano)
Tickets: $40/advance; $48 at door