Schedule

Oct
31
2024

Silent Light, Eastman Opera Theatre

On October 31, November 1, 2 and 3, 2024, the season will launch with Paola Prestini and Royce Vavrek's "Silent Light" in Kilbourn Hall, sung in English with supertitles.

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On October 31, November 1, 2 and 3, 2024, the season will launch with Paola Prestini and Royce Vavrek's "Silent Light" in Kilbourn Hall, sung in English with supertitles.

Rochester, NY
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Sep
26
2024

Silent Light World Premiere

Paola's newest operatic work "Silent Light" receives its world premiere at National Sawdust, as part of the venue's 10th anniversary season.

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Paola's newest operatic work "Silent Light" receives its world premiere at National Sawdust, as part of the venue's 10th anniversary season.

Brooklyn, NY
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Jul
5
2024

Bowdoin International Music Festival

The world premiere of "Mother Moon Songs," including music by Karol Szymanowski and Johannes Brahms. Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee on the piano.

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The world premiere of "Mother Moon Songs," including music by Karol Szymanowski and Johannes Brahms. Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee on the piano.

Brunswick, ME
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Mar
14
2024

Tanya Tagaq Brown

The first of two evenings of innovative, genre-bending music by improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and bestselling author Tanya Tagaq (Ikaluktutiak, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut). A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner, Tagaq curates a special program of compositions performed by and with a number of long-time collaborators including Christine Duncan (improvisational singer and conductor), Jean Martin (drummer and electronic artist), Paola Prestini (classical music composer), and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)

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The first of two evenings of innovative, genre-bending music by improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and bestselling author Tanya Tagaq (Ikaluktutiak, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut). A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner, Tagaq curates a special program of compositions performed by and with a number of long-time collaborators including Christine Duncan (improvisational singer and conductor), Jean Martin (drummer and electronic artist), Paola Prestini (classical music composer), and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)

Providence, Rhode Island
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Apr
15
2024

Ancient City: a non visual film score

The live album release performance of Paola Prestini's new album - Ancient City.

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The live album release performance of Paola Prestini's new album - Ancient City.

Brooklyn, NY
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Feb
22
2024

Opera Evolved: Genre Fluidity

A new series co-produced by National Sawdust and The Metropolitan Opera that Navigates Questions of What Qualifies as Opera and Who Opera Is For Through Explorations of Modern Works

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A new series co-produced by National Sawdust and The Metropolitan Opera that Navigates Questions of What Qualifies as Opera and Who Opera Is For Through Explorations of Modern Works

Brooklyn, NY
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Feb
10
2024

PAOLA PRESTINI AND THE CALI SCHOOL OF MUSIC: KALEIDOSCOPE OF NEW MUSIC

Montclair State University’s John J Cali School of Music showcases the music of their year long Artist in Residence and award-winning multimedia composer, Paola Prestini. The concert will be a retrospective portrait of her chamber and vocal work, alongside world premieres of new pieces by Cali School composers mentored by Prestini through a partnership with National Sawdust.

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Montclair State University’s John J Cali School of Music showcases the music of their year long Artist in Residence and award-winning multimedia composer, Paola Prestini. The concert will be a retrospective portrait of her chamber and vocal work, alongside world premieres of new pieces by Cali School composers mentored by Prestini through a partnership with National Sawdust.

Brooklyn, NY
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Dec
22
2023

Sensorium Ex Workshop The Kennedy Center

SENSORIUM is a multi-modal arts project exploring fundamental questions of what it means to have voice,and the nature of voice beyond language.

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SENSORIUM is a multi-modal arts project exploring fundamental questions of what it means to have voice,and the nature of voice beyond language.

Washington, D.C.
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Jan
18
2024

Chamber Music America

Keynote by composer Paola Prestini – Jan 18 01:00PM-02:00PM EST Plus Paola in conversation with ACF Executive Director Vanessa Rose and CMA President & CEO Kevin Kwan Loucks

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Keynote by composer Paola Prestini – Jan 18 01:00PM-02:00PM EST Plus Paola in conversation with ACF Executive Director Vanessa Rose and CMA President & CEO Kevin Kwan Loucks

New York, NY
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Feb
10
2024

Old Man and the Sea - Carolina Performing Arts

The Old Man and the Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

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The Old Man and the Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

Chapel Hill, NC
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May
27
2023

Sensorium Ex Progress Performance

VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects will be hosting a showing in progress at the Performance Space for Paola's opera Sensorium Ex, with libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy. Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. Please RSVP by reaching out to Paige at paige@visionintoart.com by May 22.

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VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects will be hosting a showing in progress at the Performance Space for Paola's opera Sensorium Ex, with libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy. Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. Please RSVP by reaching out to Paige at paige@visionintoart.com by May 22.

New York, NY
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May
31
2023

Sensorium Workshop

The Sensorium Ex workshops at the Shed will focus on music as well as choreographer/stage direction for the lead characters Mem (mother) and Kitsune (child). Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Ras at ras@visionintoart.com.

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The Sensorium Ex workshops at the Shed will focus on music as well as choreographer/stage direction for the lead characters Mem (mother) and Kitsune (child). Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Ras at ras@visionintoart.com.

New York, NY
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May
30
2023

Sensorium Ex Workshop

The Sensorium Ex workshops at the Shed will focus on music as well as choreographer/stage direction for the lead characters Mem (mother) and Kitsune (child). Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Ras at ras@visionintoart.com.

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The Sensorium Ex workshops at the Shed will focus on music as well as choreographer/stage direction for the lead characters Mem (mother) and Kitsune (child). Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Ras at ras@visionintoart.com.

New York, NY
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May
19
2023

Collaborative Filmmaking and 'The Amazon' Workshop

A conversation with Murat Eyuboglu and composer Paola Prestini about their 5-year project on the Amazon; moderated by author William deBuys.

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A conversation with Murat Eyuboglu and composer Paola Prestini about their 5-year project on the Amazon; moderated by author William deBuys.

Bronxville, NY
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May
19
2023

The Colorado (Film Screening)

The Colorado, narrated by Mark Rylance, takes us on a journey through the prehistoric settlements of the region, European exploration, the dam-building era, modern industrial agriculture, and the impact of climate change. The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and composer-percussionist Glenn Kotche perform the film’s exhilarating score. The Colorado includes John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Paola Prestini, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Shara Worden as composers.

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The Colorado, narrated by Mark Rylance, takes us on a journey through the prehistoric settlements of the region, European exploration, the dam-building era, modern industrial agriculture, and the impact of climate change. The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and composer-percussionist Glenn Kotche perform the film’s exhilarating score. The Colorado includes John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Paola Prestini, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Shara Worden as composers.

Bronxville, NY
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Jul
26
2023

Bang on a Can: Loud Weekend

Paola Prestini’s House of Zodiac will be performed by Jeffrey Zeigler at the annual LOUD Weekend with films by Murat Eyuboglu, Tarta Relena, and more! This event is presented by Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA.

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Paola Prestini’s House of Zodiac will be performed by Jeffrey Zeigler at the annual LOUD Weekend with films by Murat Eyuboglu, Tarta Relena, and more! This event is presented by Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA.

North Adams, Massachusetts
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Nov
4
2023

The Old Man and the Sea - ASU Gammage

The Old Man and the Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

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The Old Man and the Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

Tempe, AZ
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Apr
3
2023

Sound Installation: Hildegard Commission Sonic Installation at Rockefeller Center

The cornerstone of National Sawdust's mentorship program, the Hildegard Commission is its program for emerging composers who are women or of other traditionally marginalized genders. This year's cohort of composers -- Andrea Guterres, Hannah Ishizaki, Yaz Lancaster, DM R, Kelley Sheehan and Foteini Tryferopoulou -- were given the works of the poet C.P. Cavafy to use as a source of inspiration for their commissions, and the resulting works will be available as a sonic installation for the month of April in a rink-level public space of Rockefeller Center. The soundscape features recordings of the new works by the National Sawdust Ensemble.

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The cornerstone of National Sawdust's mentorship program, the Hildegard Commission is its program for emerging composers who are women or of other traditionally marginalized genders. This year's cohort of composers -- Andrea Guterres, Hannah Ishizaki, Yaz Lancaster, DM R, Kelley Sheehan and Foteini Tryferopoulou -- were given the works of the poet C.P. Cavafy to use as a source of inspiration for their commissions, and the resulting works will be available as a sonic installation for the month of April in a rink-level public space of Rockefeller Center. The soundscape features recordings of the new works by the National Sawdust Ensemble.

New York, NY
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May
1
2023

Cavafy Festival: Days of 2023

A symposium for poets from New York, Egypt and Greece will be held at Columbia University and led by professors Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia) and Karen Emmerich (Princeton), both members of the Cavafy Academic Committee that advised on the digitization of Cavafy’s archive. The title, Days of 2023, references Cavafy’s many works named “Days of,” with the year of their writing, or a date of reflection. Featured poets include Orfeas Apergis, Yiannis Doukas, Phoebe Giannisi, Katerina Iliopoulou (Greece); Haytham al-Wardani, Iman Mersal (Egypt); Janlori Goldman, Robin Coste Lewis, Brenda Shaughnessy (US). That evening, in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, a free event will feature the poets performing either Cavafy poems in Greek and/or Arabic or new writing prepared for the occasion, paired with music by Sofía Avramidou, Marcos Balter, Zosha di Castri, Stylianos Dimou, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Lena Platonos, and Georgios Poniridis.

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A symposium for poets from New York, Egypt and Greece will be held at Columbia University and led by professors Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia) and Karen Emmerich (Princeton), both members of the Cavafy Academic Committee that advised on the digitization of Cavafy’s archive. The title, Days of 2023, references Cavafy’s many works named “Days of,” with the year of their writing, or a date of reflection. Featured poets include Orfeas Apergis, Yiannis Doukas, Phoebe Giannisi, Katerina Iliopoulou (Greece); Haytham al-Wardani, Iman Mersal (Egypt); Janlori Goldman, Robin Coste Lewis, Brenda Shaughnessy (US). That evening, in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, a free event will feature the poets performing either Cavafy poems in Greek and/or Arabic or new writing prepared for the occasion, paired with music by Sofía Avramidou, Marcos Balter, Zosha di Castri, Stylianos Dimou, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Lena Platonos, and Georgios Poniridis.

New York, NY
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Apr
28
2023

Ekphrasis

Ekphrasis is a video work and artistic research project devised by Matthew Niederhauser and Marc Da Costa that explores how poetry can illuminate the algorithmic systems that form the backdrop of our lives and, increasingly, shape what we feel and imagine. In the work, C. P. Cavafy's poetry becomes a filter and prompt to interrogate the visuality of today’s machine learning tools. These technologies are the magic sorcerers of the moment, spooking and exciting us, yet drawing their material not from a supernatural world beyond, but instead from the zeitgeist of images and text that live online.

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Ekphrasis is a video work and artistic research project devised by Matthew Niederhauser and Marc Da Costa that explores how poetry can illuminate the algorithmic systems that form the backdrop of our lives and, increasingly, shape what we feel and imagine. In the work, C. P. Cavafy's poetry becomes a filter and prompt to interrogate the visuality of today’s machine learning tools. These technologies are the magic sorcerers of the moment, spooking and exciting us, yet drawing their material not from a supernatural world beyond, but instead from the zeitgeist of images and text that live online.

New York, NY
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Apr
28
2023

Walls

Walls is an interactive, audiovisual installation by artist Ali Santana that reimagines C. P. Cavafy's poem of the same title as an immersive, experimental Hip Hop experience. In this installation, participants must work together to solve an interactive rhythm poem. By activating a sequence of beats, rhythms and stanzas that combine key elements of Cavafy’s original poem, the installation is transformed into a wholly unique and expansive fractal world.

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Walls is an interactive, audiovisual installation by artist Ali Santana that reimagines C. P. Cavafy's poem of the same title as an immersive, experimental Hip Hop experience. In this installation, participants must work together to solve an interactive rhythm poem. By activating a sequence of beats, rhythms and stanzas that combine key elements of Cavafy’s original poem, the installation is transformed into a wholly unique and expansive fractal world.

New York, NY
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Apr
29
2023

Lit, 2023 - A Facility Artwork by Nick Cave and Bob Faust

Lit, 2023 is a newly commissioned mural co-created by Nick Cave & Bob Faust for an exterior wall of Brooklyn’s National Sawdust. A billboard-scale expression of radical joy intended to refuel us on our way toward that more perfect society, the mural will make use of the cumulative powers of its visual components: Cavafy’s prescient words, an image of a Nick Cave soundsuit, and the facade of National Sawdust itself.

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Lit, 2023 is a newly commissioned mural co-created by Nick Cave & Bob Faust for an exterior wall of Brooklyn’s National Sawdust. A billboard-scale expression of radical joy intended to refuel us on our way toward that more perfect society, the mural will make use of the cumulative powers of its visual components: Cavafy’s prescient words, an image of a Nick Cave soundsuit, and the facade of National Sawdust itself.

New York, NY
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May
4
2023

Cavafy Festival: Archive of Desire - A Love Letter to Cavafy

In Archive of Desire, Robin Coste Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Vijay Iyer, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Charlotte Brathwaite meditate collaboratively on the sensuality of C. P. Cavafy, diaspora, and the liminal spaces present everywhere in his work. The evening draws inspiration from Cavafy’s archive, processing the sonic, visual, and cultural tones found in his poetry through recitation, live music, electronics, and new visual work.

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In Archive of Desire, Robin Coste Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Vijay Iyer, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Charlotte Brathwaite meditate collaboratively on the sensuality of C. P. Cavafy, diaspora, and the liminal spaces present everywhere in his work. The evening draws inspiration from Cavafy’s archive, processing the sonic, visual, and cultural tones found in his poetry through recitation, live music, electronics, and new visual work.

New York, NY
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Mar
5
2023

Women of Music Broadcast Marathon

In celebration of Women’s History Month, ALL ARTS showcases a myriad of leading female voices from an array of musical genres in its Women of Music Broadcast Marathon on ALL ARTS TV. This seven-hour event, which includes Paola Prestini's 'Jarful of Bees', is an eclectic celebration of women’s vast contributions to music.

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, ALL ARTS showcases a myriad of leading female voices from an array of musical genres in its Women of Music Broadcast Marathon on ALL ARTS TV. This seven-hour event, which includes Paola Prestini's 'Jarful of Bees', is an eclectic celebration of women’s vast contributions to music.

Online
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Apr
28
2023

'Archive of Desire': A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.P. Cavafy

Curated by Paola, the festival assembles multi-genre events that engage with Cavafy’s poetry.

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Curated by Paola, the festival assembles multi-genre events that engage with Cavafy’s poetry.

New York, NY
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May
6
2023

Ionic 'visual rave'

Inspired by C. P. Cavafy’s poem “Ionic,” multidisciplinary genius Juliana Huxtable concludes the festival at National Sawdust with a “visual rave” in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Joe Heffernan and her band Tongue in the Mind. Music, spoken-word, visuals, and a nod to Greek legendary composer Lena Platonos will create a perfect paean to the performative nature of Cavafy’s work, and what is known as his “in-between” quality and essence. The evening will crescendo into a dance-party led by the Jamaican sonic disruptor DJ SHYBOI who recently sold out shows at MoMA PS1 and the Guggenheim.

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Inspired by C. P. Cavafy’s poem “Ionic,” multidisciplinary genius Juliana Huxtable concludes the festival at National Sawdust with a “visual rave” in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Joe Heffernan and her band Tongue in the Mind. Music, spoken-word, visuals, and a nod to Greek legendary composer Lena Platonos will create a perfect paean to the performative nature of Cavafy’s work, and what is known as his “in-between” quality and essence. The evening will crescendo into a dance-party led by the Jamaican sonic disruptor DJ SHYBOI who recently sold out shows at MoMA PS1 and the Guggenheim.

New York, NY
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May
6
2023

Talk: Why Read Cavafy

A spirited conversation between raconteur Paul Holdengräber and André Aciman– another Alexandria-born writer— will give insight into their years-long fascination with Cavafy, and why so many artists share this passionate interest in his work. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.

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A spirited conversation between raconteur Paul Holdengräber and André Aciman– another Alexandria-born writer— will give insight into their years-long fascination with Cavafy, and why so many artists share this passionate interest in his work. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.

New York, NY
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May
3
2023

Archive of Desire: A Love Letter to Cavafy

In Archive of Desire, Robin Coste Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Vijay Iyer, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Charlotte Brathwaite meditate collaboratively on the sensuality of C. P. Cavafy, diaspora, and the liminal spaces present everywhere in his work. The evening draws inspiration from Cavafy’s archive, processing the sonic, visual, and cultural tones found in his poetry through recitation, live music, electronics, and new visual work.

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In Archive of Desire, Robin Coste Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Vijay Iyer, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Charlotte Brathwaite meditate collaboratively on the sensuality of C. P. Cavafy, diaspora, and the liminal spaces present everywhere in his work. The evening draws inspiration from Cavafy’s archive, processing the sonic, visual, and cultural tones found in his poetry through recitation, live music, electronics, and new visual work.

New York, NY
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Apr
30
2023

Poetry Project: Of the neighborhood that I behold: a Cavafy Marathon

The Poetry Project will present of the neighborhood that I behold: a Cavafy Marathon. A five-hour event, titled by a line of text in the poem “In The Same Space,” will include readings by notable poets, writers, actors, activists, civic and community leaders and performances featuring music, dance and other interpretations. Celebrating the breadth of Cavafy’s work – his complex questions and reflections on diaspora, queerness, time, history, and memory through his exploration of the City in contrast to the State, this marathon format will serve as a many-voiced tapestry, weaving together narrative and civic identity; considering what we do within evolving communities through our inherited and shifting mythologies; and questioning what modes and methods of authorship shape our sense of place, origin, and future.

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The Poetry Project will present of the neighborhood that I behold: a Cavafy Marathon. A five-hour event, titled by a line of text in the poem “In The Same Space,” will include readings by notable poets, writers, actors, activists, civic and community leaders and performances featuring music, dance and other interpretations. Celebrating the breadth of Cavafy’s work – his complex questions and reflections on diaspora, queerness, time, history, and memory through his exploration of the City in contrast to the State, this marathon format will serve as a many-voiced tapestry, weaving together narrative and civic identity; considering what we do within evolving communities through our inherited and shifting mythologies; and questioning what modes and methods of authorship shape our sense of place, origin, and future.

New York, NY
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May
4
2023

Film Screening: Visual Cavafy

The Onassis Foundation has commissioned a series of visual poems entitled Visual Cavafy, exploring the cinematic power of Cavafy’s language. Featured artists will include Taylor Mac; Julianne Moore; Carl Hancock Rux with Daniel Bernard Roumain, Bora Yoon, and Jeffrey Ziegler. Visual Cavafy showcases the work of directors Evi Kalogeropoulou, Elena Park, and Christos Sarris in collaboration with incarcerated individuals in Greece; creators Jad Abumrad and Mac Premo; and filmmakers/editors such as Justin Ervin, Steven E. Mallorca, and Pete Scalzitti. These films, which include works created both in New York, conceived and produced by Elena Park/Lumahai Productions, and in Greece by Onassis Stegi, will be shown in a public screening at the New Museum.

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The Onassis Foundation has commissioned a series of visual poems entitled Visual Cavafy, exploring the cinematic power of Cavafy’s language. Featured artists will include Taylor Mac; Julianne Moore; Carl Hancock Rux with Daniel Bernard Roumain, Bora Yoon, and Jeffrey Ziegler. Visual Cavafy showcases the work of directors Evi Kalogeropoulou, Elena Park, and Christos Sarris in collaboration with incarcerated individuals in Greece; creators Jad Abumrad and Mac Premo; and filmmakers/editors such as Justin Ervin, Steven E. Mallorca, and Pete Scalzitti. These films, which include works created both in New York, conceived and produced by Elena Park/Lumahai Productions, and in Greece by Onassis Stegi, will be shown in a public screening at the New Museum.

New York, NY
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Apr
28
2023

Performance: ‘Constantinopleiad’

“Archive of Desire": A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.P. Cavafy will officially open at National Sawdust with the premiere of a performance by artist Sister Sylvester and musical artist Nadah El Shazly. Sister Sylvester will create handmade art-books to be read communally by the audience, inside of a live-score by El Shazly. The work is inspired by the blank and torn out pages in “Constantinopoliad, an Epic”, the journal Cavafy began when he and his family fled Alexandria to sail to Constantinople when the poet was just 18 years old, and by the poet’s erotic poems, where he meets with ghosts across time.

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“Archive of Desire": A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.P. Cavafy will officially open at National Sawdust with the premiere of a performance by artist Sister Sylvester and musical artist Nadah El Shazly. Sister Sylvester will create handmade art-books to be read communally by the audience, inside of a live-score by El Shazly. The work is inspired by the blank and torn out pages in “Constantinopoliad, an Epic”, the journal Cavafy began when he and his family fled Alexandria to sail to Constantinople when the poet was just 18 years old, and by the poet’s erotic poems, where he meets with ghosts across time.

New York, NY
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Apr
27
2023

Talk: Cavafy as World Poet

Celebrated Cavafy scholar and a noted translator of his work Daniel Mendelsohn will engage in conversation with acclaimed poet Jana Prikryl on Cavafy’s stature as a “poet of the world,” which will consider the poet’s biography, the global influences on his work, as well as the art of translation, and the process of bringing his work into another place and time. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.

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Celebrated Cavafy scholar and a noted translator of his work Daniel Mendelsohn will engage in conversation with acclaimed poet Jana Prikryl on Cavafy’s stature as a “poet of the world,” which will consider the poet’s biography, the global influences on his work, as well as the art of translation, and the process of bringing his work into another place and time. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.

New York, NY
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Apr
19
2023

Talk: Cavafy as Queer Poet

This conversation, curated in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, a historically queer space, welcomes poet Richie Hofmann and the museum’s Director of Curatorial Programs Stamatina Gregory to explore Cavafy’s identity as a gay writer, and his influence on generations of LGTBQIA+ writers, artists and thinkers. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.

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This conversation, curated in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, a historically queer space, welcomes poet Richie Hofmann and the museum’s Director of Curatorial Programs Stamatina Gregory to explore Cavafy’s identity as a gay writer, and his influence on generations of LGTBQIA+ writers, artists and thinkers. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.

New York, NY
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Mar
14
2023

Con Alma at the United Nations

The one-of-a-kind performance, produced by VisionIntoArt and presented by Death of Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall, will take place in the United Nations Headquarters, and will feature original works by Prestini and Herrera alongside classic songs from the Mexican and Jazz songbook.

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The one-of-a-kind performance, produced by VisionIntoArt and presented by Death of Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall, will take place in the United Nations Headquarters, and will feature original works by Prestini and Herrera alongside classic songs from the Mexican and Jazz songbook.

New York, NY
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May
2
2023

Death of Classical: Waiting for the Barbarians

Death of Classical and The Alexander S. Onassis Benefit Foundation present Waiting for the Barbarians, a sprawling, one-night-only exploration of love, loss, lust, and longing centered around the timeless poetry of C.P. Cavafy, set to brand-new music by luminaries like Rufus Wainwright & Missy Mazzoli, Laurie Anderson, Helga Davis & Petros Klampanis, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, and more, accompanied by The Knights and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

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Death of Classical and The Alexander S. Onassis Benefit Foundation present Waiting for the Barbarians, a sprawling, one-night-only exploration of love, loss, lust, and longing centered around the timeless poetry of C.P. Cavafy, set to brand-new music by luminaries like Rufus Wainwright & Missy Mazzoli, Laurie Anderson, Helga Davis & Petros Klampanis, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, and more, accompanied by The Knights and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

New York, NY
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Jan
31
2023

Marigny Opera House

New Orleans Chamber Players is devoted to inspiring and enriching the lives of Gulf Coast audiences through the professional performance of exceptional small chamber music repertoire and conducted chamber ensemble. This program includes works by Paola Prestini, Stacy Garrop, Ezra Laderman, Pierre Jalbert, and Aaron Jay Kernis.

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New Orleans Chamber Players is devoted to inspiring and enriching the lives of Gulf Coast audiences through the professional performance of exceptional small chamber music repertoire and conducted chamber ensemble. This program includes works by Paola Prestini, Stacy Garrop, Ezra Laderman, Pierre Jalbert, and Aaron Jay Kernis.

New Orleans, LA
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Feb
4
2023

Southern Exposure New Music Series

Awadagin Pratt, winner of the Naumberg International Piano Competition and one of the country’s most accomplished pianists, is known for his powerful interpretations and engaging stage presence. His Southern Exposure program includes new works by pathbreaking composer Alvin Singleton, Philip Glass, Paola Prestini, Francois Couperin and Latvian composer Peteris Vasks

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Awadagin Pratt, winner of the Naumberg International Piano Competition and one of the country’s most accomplished pianists, is known for his powerful interpretations and engaging stage presence. His Southern Exposure program includes new works by pathbreaking composer Alvin Singleton, Philip Glass, Paola Prestini, Francois Couperin and Latvian composer Peteris Vasks

Columbia, SC
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Jan
28
2023

SphinxConnect: Impact

Sphinx Organization, the largest and longest-standing convening dedicated to diversity and inclusion in classical music, celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, anchored by its annual convening, SphinxConnect: Impact, and the Sphinx Competition in Detroit, MI, January 26-28, 2023.

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Sphinx Organization, the largest and longest-standing convening dedicated to diversity and inclusion in classical music, celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, anchored by its annual convening, SphinxConnect: Impact, and the Sphinx Competition in Detroit, MI, January 26-28, 2023.

Detroit, MI
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Jan
17
2023

This is a Movement Presents the Current Status of Gender Equity in Jazz

Adding to the momentum of the January 2022 convening, advocates and architects of This Is A Movement share findings and offer perspectives on the continued work towards offsetting over 100 years of patriarchy in our jazz community. Featuring musicians Roxy Coss, Michele Rosewoman, Shanta Nurullah, Paola Prestini, and moderated by Niama Safia-Sandy.

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Adding to the momentum of the January 2022 convening, advocates and architects of This Is A Movement share findings and offer perspectives on the continued work towards offsetting over 100 years of patriarchy in our jazz community. Featuring musicians Roxy Coss, Michele Rosewoman, Shanta Nurullah, Paola Prestini, and moderated by Niama Safia-Sandy.

NY, NY
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Feb
27
2023

concert:nova

Houses of Zodiac brings word, movement, music, and image together to illuminate from within the verses of four poets: Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Trethewey and Anaïs Nin. Former Kronos Quartet member Jeffrey Zeigler performs the music of Paola Prestini, to which New City Ballet soloist “Rogue Ballerina” Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer and Sankai Juku member Dai Matsuoka bring their own choreographies. The latency of the poems is refracted through music, dance, and in some instances archival images.These multiple perspectives are curated into a cinematic experience by Murat Eyuboglu while the composite work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the choreography of Samuel Beckett, the conceptual art of Sol LeWitt, the natural world and more. Created under the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, Houses of Zodiac takes the form of a dialogue between the paradigmatically different traditions of butoh and ballet, presenting them first in their own spheres in Océano and Ophelia, then bringing them into conversation and counterpoint in the culminating Houses of Zodiac. Taking its cues from close readings of poetry, the choreography reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion, and freedom.

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Houses of Zodiac brings word, movement, music, and image together to illuminate from within the verses of four poets: Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Trethewey and Anaïs Nin. Former Kronos Quartet member Jeffrey Zeigler performs the music of Paola Prestini, to which New City Ballet soloist “Rogue Ballerina” Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer and Sankai Juku member Dai Matsuoka bring their own choreographies. The latency of the poems is refracted through music, dance, and in some instances archival images.These multiple perspectives are curated into a cinematic experience by Murat Eyuboglu while the composite work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the choreography of Samuel Beckett, the conceptual art of Sol LeWitt, the natural world and more. Created under the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, Houses of Zodiac takes the form of a dialogue between the paradigmatically different traditions of butoh and ballet, presenting them first in their own spheres in Océano and Ophelia, then bringing them into conversation and counterpoint in the culminating Houses of Zodiac. Taking its cues from close readings of poetry, the choreography reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion, and freedom.

Cincinnati, OH
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Jan
11
2023

Open Waters Festival

Houses of Zodiac brings word, movement, music, and image together to illuminate from within the verses of four poets: Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Trethewey and Anaïs Nin. Former Kronos Quartet member Jeffrey Zeigler performs the music of Paola Prestini, to which New City Ballet soloist “Rogue Ballerina” Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer and Sankai Juku member Dai Matsuoka bring their own choreographies. The latency of the poems is refracted through music, dance, and in some instances archival images.These multiple perspectives are curated into a cinematic experience by Murat Eyuboglu while the composite work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the choreography of Samuel Beckett, the conceptual art of Sol LeWitt, the natural world and more.Created under the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, Houses of Zodiac takes the form of a dialogue between the paradigmatically different traditions of butoh and ballet, presenting them first in their own spheres in Océano and Ophelia, then bringing them into conversation and counterpoint in the culminating Houses of Zodiac. Taking its cues from close readings of poetry, the choreography reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion, and freedom.

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Houses of Zodiac brings word, movement, music, and image together to illuminate from within the verses of four poets: Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Trethewey and Anaïs Nin. Former Kronos Quartet member Jeffrey Zeigler performs the music of Paola Prestini, to which New City Ballet soloist “Rogue Ballerina” Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer and Sankai Juku member Dai Matsuoka bring their own choreographies. The latency of the poems is refracted through music, dance, and in some instances archival images.These multiple perspectives are curated into a cinematic experience by Murat Eyuboglu while the composite work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the choreography of Samuel Beckett, the conceptual art of Sol LeWitt, the natural world and more.Created under the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, Houses of Zodiac takes the form of a dialogue between the paradigmatically different traditions of butoh and ballet, presenting them first in their own spheres in Océano and Ophelia, then bringing them into conversation and counterpoint in the culminating Houses of Zodiac. Taking its cues from close readings of poetry, the choreography reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion, and freedom.

Halifax, NS
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Feb
25
2023

University of Washington

Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim presents an evening of contemporary pieces for solo violin that share a connection to dance at the University of Washington. The program includes the world premiere of Paola Prestini's 'A Jarful of Bees'.

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Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim presents an evening of contemporary pieces for solo violin that share a connection to dance at the University of Washington. The program includes the world premiere of Paola Prestini's 'A Jarful of Bees'.

Seattle, WA
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Mar
25
2023

MASS MoCA: Old Man and the Sea

Composer and National Sawdust co-founder, Paola Prestini returns to MASS MoCA with a work-in-progress preview of her new opera Old Man and the Sea, created with Royce Vavrek and Karmina Šilec, that interweaves Hemingway’s classic fable with original portraits of quotidian life to create a look at aging, legacy, and our relationship to oceans. The evening will include an excerpt of the new work, followed by a conversation on stage with the principal creative team.

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Composer and National Sawdust co-founder, Paola Prestini returns to MASS MoCA with a work-in-progress preview of her new opera Old Man and the Sea, created with Royce Vavrek and Karmina Šilec, that interweaves Hemingway’s classic fable with original portraits of quotidian life to create a look at aging, legacy, and our relationship to oceans. The evening will include an excerpt of the new work, followed by a conversation on stage with the principal creative team.

North Adams, MA
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Dec
4
2022

Artscape Artsability Festival

Sensorium Ex has partnered with the Artscape Artsability Festival to bring a collaborative performance to the stage, where artists are able to share with intrigued audiences the magic of expression through the use of technology. The team is working with Artscape to identify performers from the local disability sector to fulfil some of the roles, including that of Kitsune and the Chorus.

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Sensorium Ex has partnered with the Artscape Artsability Festival to bring a collaborative performance to the stage, where artists are able to share with intrigued audiences the magic of expression through the use of technology. The team is working with Artscape to identify performers from the local disability sector to fulfil some of the roles, including that of Kitsune and the Chorus.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Oct
29
2022

Biking Through Time: Open House Weekend at David Geffen Hall

Biking Through Time is a work written for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus inspired by Maria Popova's Brain Pickings. In this specific post, she compiled writings about the many things women could not do throughout time.

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Biking Through Time is a work written for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus inspired by Maria Popova's Brain Pickings. In this specific post, she compiled writings about the many things women could not do throughout time.

New York, NY
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Sep
28
2022

A Jarful of Bees

Opera Philadelphia will present short film submissions, paired for their viewpoints on contemporary life, as part of their 'Shorts: Like, Share, Follow' program at Festival O22.

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Opera Philadelphia will present short film submissions, paired for their viewpoints on contemporary life, as part of their 'Shorts: Like, Share, Follow' program at Festival O22.

Philadelphia, PA
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Sep
12
2022

Variations on a Spell

Join Death of Classical and pianist Inna Faliks for an evening of hundred-year-old music and how those works have inspired and fired the imaginations of three of today’s leading composers.

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Join Death of Classical and pianist Inna Faliks for an evening of hundred-year-old music and how those works have inspired and fired the imaginations of three of today’s leading composers.

New York, NY
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Oct
22
2022

Brookline Symphony Orchestra

Paola Prestini, The Hotel That Time Forgot; Max Bruch, Violin Concerto featuring Concerto Competition winner Liyuan Xie; Robert Schumann, Symphony No.3

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Paola Prestini, The Hotel That Time Forgot; Max Bruch, Violin Concerto featuring Concerto Competition winner Liyuan Xie; Robert Schumann, Symphony No.3

Brookline, MA
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Nov
9
2022

From Adversity to Triumph

Rescheduled from January 2022, Voices of Ascension and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City perform The Glass Box, Paola Prestini’s gripping oratorio from 2018 about young refugees in Sweden afflicted by a coma-like condition. Voices will also give the world premiere of James Bassi’s Protect, a reflection on humanity’s collective struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The evening culminates in brilliance and victory with Haydn’s magnificent “Lord Nelson” Mass.

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Rescheduled from January 2022, Voices of Ascension and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City perform The Glass Box, Paola Prestini’s gripping oratorio from 2018 about young refugees in Sweden afflicted by a coma-like condition. Voices will also give the world premiere of James Bassi’s Protect, a reflection on humanity’s collective struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The evening culminates in brilliance and victory with Haydn’s magnificent “Lord Nelson” Mass.

New York, NY
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Sep
10
2022

Iroquois Amphitheater: Let Me See the Sun

Kicking off the season with a free concert at Iroquois Amphitheater, the Louisville Orchestra celebrates with a colorful program of symphonic music.

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Kicking off the season with a free concert at Iroquois Amphitheater, the Louisville Orchestra celebrates with a colorful program of symphonic music.

Louisville, KY
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Jul
10
2022

Stillpoint: The Art of the Piano Festival

Awadagin Pratt, celebrated pianist and conductor, explores the truth and beauty found within T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets through its sibling universe in music. Joined by composers Tyshawn Sorey, Paola Prestini, Peteris Vasks, Jessie Montgomery, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Alvin Singleton and Judd Greenstein, out-of-the-voice-box, super-group Roomful of Teeth and armed with seven newly composed works, Pratt embraces Eliot in a concert-length narrative that expresses an elemental truth…”at the still point of the turning world…there the dance is…and there is only the dance.”

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Awadagin Pratt, celebrated pianist and conductor, explores the truth and beauty found within T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets through its sibling universe in music. Joined by composers Tyshawn Sorey, Paola Prestini, Peteris Vasks, Jessie Montgomery, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Alvin Singleton and Judd Greenstein, out-of-the-voice-box, super-group Roomful of Teeth and armed with seven newly composed works, Pratt embraces Eliot in a concert-length narrative that expresses an elemental truth…”at the still point of the turning world…there the dance is…and there is only the dance.”

Cincinnati, OH
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Jul
11
2022

Masterclass: Art of the Piano

Masterclass/seminar with Paola Prestini whose new work is part of the Stillpoint project. Young Artists from the Art of the Piano program will be playing for Paola and asking her questions. The public is invited to attend and listen.

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Masterclass/seminar with Paola Prestini whose new work is part of the Stillpoint project. Young Artists from the Art of the Piano program will be playing for Paola and asking her questions. The public is invited to attend and listen.

Cincinnati, OH
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Feb
23
2023

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

The Swedish premiere of Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola', conducted by Speranza Scappucci. February 23 performance to be livestreamed.

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The Swedish premiere of Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola', conducted by Speranza Scappucci. February 23 performance to be livestreamed.

Stockholm, SE
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Nov
15
2022

Romaeuropa Festival 2022

Paola Prestini presents her multimedia project Houses of Zodiac: Poems for Cello , an immersive live / installation in which music, word, movement and image are combined to explore the intersection between mind body and nature. Alongside cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka, Prestini combines texts by Anaïs Nin, Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy and Natasha Trethewey, unites the most disparate worlds and imaginaries and reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion and freedom.

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Paola Prestini presents her multimedia project Houses of Zodiac: Poems for Cello , an immersive live / installation in which music, word, movement and image are combined to explore the intersection between mind body and nature. Alongside cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka, Prestini combines texts by Anaïs Nin, Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy and Natasha Trethewey, unites the most disparate worlds and imaginaries and reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion and freedom.

Rome, IT
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May
14
2022

Aging Magician

This sweeping and inspiring new multi-media operatic work employs video projection, shadow puppetry, and cutting-edge stage craft to tell the story of Harold (Rinde Eckert); a man on his vibrant last adventure as he explores the allegory of time, youth and the peculiar magic of ordinary life.

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This sweeping and inspiring new multi-media operatic work employs video projection, shadow puppetry, and cutting-edge stage craft to tell the story of Harold (Rinde Eckert); a man on his vibrant last adventure as he explores the allegory of time, youth and the peculiar magic of ordinary life.

San Diego, CA
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Aug
27
2022

Ravinia Festival

Boosting Stephen Sondheim’s legacy as a composer for all time, Anthony de Mare brings that songbook to solo piano with 50 inspirations at his fingertips, created by the likes of Jon Batiste, Steve Reich, Paola Prestini, and more.

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Boosting Stephen Sondheim’s legacy as a composer for all time, Anthony de Mare brings that songbook to solo piano with 50 inspirations at his fingertips, created by the likes of Jon Batiste, Steve Reich, Paola Prestini, and more.

Highland Park, IL
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Jun
24
2022

Spoleto Festival (Italy)

Continuing the tradition of midday concerts established by Gian Carlo Menotti, the musicians of the Budapest Orchestra deliver a series of chamber performances at the Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi. The programme of the morning concerts is a tribute to Gian Carlo Menotti, with a new transcription for voice and ensemble of the Canti della lontananza and pieces by contemporary composers.

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Continuing the tradition of midday concerts established by Gian Carlo Menotti, the musicians of the Budapest Orchestra deliver a series of chamber performances at the Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi. The programme of the morning concerts is a tribute to Gian Carlo Menotti, with a new transcription for voice and ensemble of the Canti della lontananza and pieces by contemporary composers.

Spoleta, ITAL
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May
1
2022

Long Play Festival

Under the direction of their founder Dianne Berkun Menaker the Brooklyn Youth Chorus has become one of the most inspiring, ambitious, and polished ensembles in the city. Singing music by Nathalie Joachim, Tania León, Paola Prestini, Olga Bell and Gity Razaz.

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Under the direction of their founder Dianne Berkun Menaker the Brooklyn Youth Chorus has become one of the most inspiring, ambitious, and polished ensembles in the city. Singing music by Nathalie Joachim, Tania León, Paola Prestini, Olga Bell and Gity Razaz.

Brooklyn, NY
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Nov
3
2022

Philharmonia Orchestra

Anna Clyne, the Philharmonia’s Featured Composer, curates a free evening of chamber music by some of the most engaging composers working today. Paola Prestini’s 'G-force', dedicated to the memory of a friend and “a life fully lived”, combines the traditional textures of a string quartet with the otherworldly sound of the vibraphone.

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Anna Clyne, the Philharmonia’s Featured Composer, curates a free evening of chamber music by some of the most engaging composers working today. Paola Prestini’s 'G-force', dedicated to the memory of a friend and “a life fully lived”, combines the traditional textures of a string quartet with the otherworldly sound of the vibraphone.

London, UK
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Sep
10
2022

Ravinia Festival

Inna Faliks breaks ground with the first full performance of nine social responses she commissioned on Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Op. 126 Bagatelles plus the original masterpieces.

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Inna Faliks breaks ground with the first full performance of nine social responses she commissioned on Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Op. 126 Bagatelles plus the original masterpieces.

Highland Park, IL
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Jul
30
2022

Cabrillo Festival

Paola Prestini’s piano concerto Let Me See the Sun, which features trailblazing pianist Lara Downes. The concerto is about the human impulse to remain hopeful, and what it means to struggle towards clarity and light. The work is structured as a dialogue between piano and orchestra, at times contentious and at times unified.

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Paola Prestini’s piano concerto Let Me See the Sun, which features trailblazing pianist Lara Downes. The concerto is about the human impulse to remain hopeful, and what it means to struggle towards clarity and light. The work is structured as a dialogue between piano and orchestra, at times contentious and at times unified.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Oct
16
2022

Edward Tulane: World Premiere

Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo. With Minnesota Opera and Mark Campbell.

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Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo. With Minnesota Opera and Mark Campbell.

Minneapolis, MN
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Jun
1
2022

International Trumpet Guild

Monarch Brass will perform Paola's original composition 'Wave' at the International Trumpet Guild.

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Monarch Brass will perform Paola's original composition 'Wave' at the International Trumpet Guild.

San Antonio, TX
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Apr
1
2022

Con Alma Live

Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini will present the live Con Alma concert, which includes original works and selections from the Mexican and jazz songbook. The concert celebrates a groundbreaking journey from creating a digital work viewed by audiences around the world, to a live theatrical version.

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Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini will present the live Con Alma concert, which includes original works and selections from the Mexican and jazz songbook. The concert celebrates a groundbreaking journey from creating a digital work viewed by audiences around the world, to a live theatrical version.

San Miguel de Allende, MX
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Jun
22
2022

Oregon Bach Festival

Simone Dinnerstein joins forces with pianist-activist Lara Downes for a celebration of trailblazing American artists called “Variations on a Dream,” performed June 22. The concert includes the world premiere of the Oregon Bach Festival commission, “Let Me See the Sun,” from Paola Prestini.

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Simone Dinnerstein joins forces with pianist-activist Lara Downes for a celebration of trailblazing American artists called “Variations on a Dream,” performed June 22. The concert includes the world premiere of the Oregon Bach Festival commission, “Let Me See the Sun,” from Paola Prestini.

Eugene, OR
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May
19
2022

Teatro Carlo Felice

The European premiere of Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola', conducted by Speranza Scappucci.

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The European premiere of Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola', conducted by Speranza Scappucci.

Genova, Italy
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Jun
5
2022

Houses of Zodiac

This collaboration between composer Paola Prestini, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Sankai Juku dancer Dai Matsuoka, New York City Ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin, and filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu explore the intersection of mind, body, and nature—themes mirrored in the recent artworks of Takashi Murakami which express his interests in spirituality and ecological and human-made disasters. Houses of Zodiac is a series of live cello solos and dance, with lush filmic visuals and poetic interludes by Pablo Neruda, Anaïs Nin, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Natasha Tretheway underscored by Zeigler along with musicians such as Nels Cline and Tanya Tagaq.

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This collaboration between composer Paola Prestini, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Sankai Juku dancer Dai Matsuoka, New York City Ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin, and filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu explore the intersection of mind, body, and nature—themes mirrored in the recent artworks of Takashi Murakami which express his interests in spirituality and ecological and human-made disasters. Houses of Zodiac is a series of live cello solos and dance, with lush filmic visuals and poetic interludes by Pablo Neruda, Anaïs Nin, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Natasha Tretheway underscored by Zeigler along with musicians such as Nels Cline and Tanya Tagaq.

Los Angeles, CA
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Mar
26
2022

Con Alma Live

Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini will present the live Con Alma concert, which includes original works and selections from the Mexican and jazz songbook, at Palacio de Bellas Artes on March 26th. The concert celebrates a groundbreaking journey from creating a digital work viewed by audiences around the world, to a live theatrical version in Mexico City’s cultural center.

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Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini will present the live Con Alma concert, which includes original works and selections from the Mexican and jazz songbook, at Palacio de Bellas Artes on March 26th. The concert celebrates a groundbreaking journey from creating a digital work viewed by audiences around the world, to a live theatrical version in Mexico City’s cultural center.

Palacio de Bellas Artes, MX
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Mar
4
2022

Next Ensemble and Peabody Camerata: Celebrating 150 Years of Composition

World premiere of 'Let the Wind Speak for Choir, Percussion and Cello' at Peabody Conservatory.

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World premiere of 'Let the Wind Speak for Choir, Percussion and Cello' at Peabody Conservatory.

Baltimore, MD
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Dec
17
2021

AloneTogether

AloneTogether comprises spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, and film and features 500 YPC choristers, 15 composers and songwriters, seven poets, three choreographers, and two filmmakers. Featuring a newly-commissioned work by Paola Prestini.

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AloneTogether comprises spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, and film and features 500 YPC choristers, 15 composers and songwriters, seven poets, three choreographers, and two filmmakers. Featuring a newly-commissioned work by Paola Prestini.

New York, NY
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Nov
21
2021

The 5 Boroughs Music Festival

The Cramer Quartet premieres the Seven Last Words Project, featuring Paola Prestini's "It is finished," at the 5 Boroughs Music Festival.

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The Cramer Quartet premieres the Seven Last Words Project, featuring Paola Prestini's "It is finished," at the 5 Boroughs Music Festival.

Queens, NY
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Nov
18
2021

The 5 Boroughs Music Festival

The Cramer Quartet premieres the Seven Last Words Project, featuring Paola Prestini's "It is finished," at the 5 Boroughs Music Festival.

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The Cramer Quartet premieres the Seven Last Words Project, featuring Paola Prestini's "It is finished," at the 5 Boroughs Music Festival.

New York, NY
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Nov
11
2021

Sensorium Ex: Voice beyond Language

Paola Prestini will be joined by Copenhagen’s Enactlab to discuss their interdisciplinary arts, research, and community project centered around Prestini’s opera, Sensorium Ex, a multi-sensory narrative woven together at the intersections of disability and artificial intelligence.

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Paola Prestini will be joined by Copenhagen’s Enactlab to discuss their interdisciplinary arts, research, and community project centered around Prestini’s opera, Sensorium Ex, a multi-sensory narrative woven together at the intersections of disability and artificial intelligence.

Rome, Italy
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Nov
7
2021

Sjaella at Kirke Harstad

Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

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Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

Trondenes, Germany
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Sep
30
2021

Sjaella at Sint-Waldetrudiskerk

Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

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Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

Herentals, Germany
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Sep
24
2021

Sjaella at Evangelischen Kirche

Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

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Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

Wallern an der Trattnach, Germany
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Sep
18
2021

Sjaella at Paderborner Dom

Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

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Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍

Paderborn, Germany
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Sep
17
2021

Sjaella at Basilika St. Margareta

Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'

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Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'

Düsseldorf, Germany
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Mar
26
2022

Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano

Pianist Anthony de Mare performs a new work by Paola Prestini as part of the landmark commissioning and concert project Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.

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Pianist Anthony de Mare performs a new work by Paola Prestini as part of the landmark commissioning and concert project Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.

New York, NY
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Jan
13
2022

Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel

Pianist Inna Faliks performs new works from her album 'Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel,' including Paola Prestini's 'Variations on a Spell'

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Pianist Inna Faliks performs new works from her album 'Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel,' including Paola Prestini's 'Variations on a Spell'

Beverly Hills, CA
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Oct
30
2021

Protestra

Protestra performs Thrush Song by Paola Prestini

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Protestra performs Thrush Song by Paola Prestini

New York, NY
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Sep
23
2021

Irish Arts Center

World premiere of "What the Silence Said," written by Marie Howe, composed by Paola Prestini, and performed by Nels Cline, Yuka C. Honda, and Jeffrey Zeigler.

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World premiere of "What the Silence Said," written by Marie Howe, composed by Paola Prestini, and performed by Nels Cline, Yuka C. Honda, and Jeffrey Zeigler.

New York, NY
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Dec
15
2021

21c Liederabend

Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust present an audience-interactive and sensorial iteration of 21c Liederabend, featuring new works by Paola Prestini and others.

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Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust present an audience-interactive and sensorial iteration of 21c Liederabend, featuring new works by Paola Prestini and others.

Brooklyn, NY
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Apr
8
2022

Orchestre Métropolitain

Orchestre Métropolitain performs Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola' alongside works by Debussy and Alma Mahler.

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Orchestre Métropolitain performs Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola' alongside works by Debussy and Alma Mahler.

Montréal, Canada
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Aug
28
2021

Therme Forum: Exploring the Future

This panel will explore the future of creative expression in the context of rapidly evolving technologies and economic, political, and social change.

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This panel will explore the future of creative expression in the context of rapidly evolving technologies and economic, political, and social change.

Sibiu, Romania
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Sep
9
2021

Houses of Zodiac Pre-Launch Event

Presented by Death of Classical, the pre-release event for Houses of Zodiac: Poems for Cello (out September 10 on National Sawdust Tracks) includes a reception and spirits tasting, performances by Jeffrey Zeigler, readings of the poetry featured on the album, and an exclusive preview of the film and immersive video projections by Murat Eyuboglu, featuring dancers Georgina Pazcoguin and Dai Matsuoka.

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New York, NY
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Sep
19
2021

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival

"Thrush Song" with words by Maria Popova, performed in Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival's Series Concert Five, with Benjamin Rous, conductor; Rachel Calloway, soprano; Soovin Kim, violin; Aki Saulière, violin; Timothy Summers, viola; Raphael Bell, cello; I-Jen Fang, percussion.

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"Thrush Song" with words by Maria Popova, performed in Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival's Series Concert Five, with Benjamin Rous, conductor; Rachel Calloway, soprano; Soovin Kim, violin; Aki Saulière, violin; Timothy Summers, viola; Raphael Bell, cello; I-Jen Fang, percussion.

Charlottesville, VA
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Nov
4
2021

New Century Chamber Orchestra

World premiere with Tanya Tagaq from her new album with Saul Williams

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World premiere with Tanya Tagaq from her new album with Saul Williams

Berkeley, CA
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Sep
17
2021

Bryant Park Picnics: Diametrically Composed

World premiere of Allison Loggins-Hull's commissioning project Diametrically Composed, with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Gabriela Martinez, featuring works by Prestini and others

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World premiere of Allison Loggins-Hull's commissioning project Diametrically Composed, with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Gabriela Martinez, featuring works by Prestini and others

New York, NY
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May
9
2022

Aging Magician at San Diego Opera

In its west coast premiere, Aging Magician is a hauntingly beautiful hybrid of opera and theatre that combines opera, choral music, and puppetry, composed by Paola Prestini and produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

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In its west coast premiere, Aging Magician is a hauntingly beautiful hybrid of opera and theatre that combines opera, choral music, and puppetry, composed by Paola Prestini and produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

San Diego, CA
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Dec
13
2021

Edward Tulane Choral Suite

Halted by the pandemic, Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Edward Tulane was put on hold. Tune in for a virtual concert featuring choral highlights from Paola Prestini's opera based on the best-selling novel by Kate DiCamillo. Streaming begins December 13.

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Halted by the pandemic, Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Edward Tulane was put on hold. Tune in for a virtual concert featuring choral highlights from Paola Prestini's opera based on the best-selling novel by Kate DiCamillo. Streaming begins December 13.

Minneapolis, MN
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Jul
9
2021

America/Beautiful

America/Beautiful is a project by pianist and arts advocate Min Kwon, in which she has commissioned a diverse group of more than 70 of today’s leading American composers to each compose a variation on “America the Beautiful.” The series culminates in two live programs at Green-Wood Cemetery on July 8 and 9.

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America/Beautiful is a project by pianist and arts advocate Min Kwon, in which she has commissioned a diverse group of more than 70 of today’s leading American composers to each compose a variation on “America the Beautiful.” The series culminates in two live programs at Green-Wood Cemetery on July 8 and 9.

New York, NY
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Jun
27
2021

21c Liederabend, Op. Worldwide

Paola Prestini and Beth Morrison present 21c Liederabend, Op. Worldwide (digital), the first installment of Contemplations from National Sawdust celebrating the institution's 5th anniversary

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Paola Prestini and Beth Morrison present 21c Liederabend, Op. Worldwide (digital), the first installment of Contemplations from National Sawdust celebrating the institution's 5th anniversary

New York, NY
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May
8
2021

The Red Book at Fadensonnen

Performance by the Thalea Quartet

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Performance by the Thalea Quartet

Baltimore, MD
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May
19
2021

American Composers Orchestra Professional Development Panel: Programming & Digital Curation

Paola Prestini will be joined by composer Kamala Sankaram and sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike to discuss online programming and classical music in the digital age. American Composers Orchestra president Melissa Ngan will moderate.

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Paola Prestini will be joined by composer Kamala Sankaram and sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike to discuss online programming and classical music in the digital age. American Composers Orchestra president Melissa Ngan will moderate.

New York, NY
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Apr
11
2021

Maryland Symphony Orchestra (Sharon Isbin)

Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin performs Tango! by Paola Prestini with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

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Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin performs Tango! by Paola Prestini with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Hagerstown, MD
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Apr
14
2021

Mark Campbell: New Work

In this New York Festival of Song showcase, Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell previews new work including songs from Paola Prestini's opera Edward Tulane, commissioned by Minnesota Opera

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In this New York Festival of Song showcase, Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell previews new work including songs from Paola Prestini's opera Edward Tulane, commissioned by Minnesota Opera

New York, NY
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May
11
2021

The Future of Performance

Influential opera director Yuval Sharon will join Paola Prestini to discuss arts leadership in times of change, the future of performance and the operatic form, collaborating with artists and creating safe spaces for all.

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Influential opera director Yuval Sharon will join Paola Prestini to discuss arts leadership in times of change, the future of performance and the operatic form, collaborating with artists and creating safe spaces for all.

New York, NY
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Mar
28
2021

Caramoor Conversations: The Red Book

Paola Prestini joins renowned author Sonu Shamdasani to discuss the inspirations behind her new quartet based on Carl Jung's The Red Book, which will receive its livestreamed world premiere on Sunday, April 11, 2021 by the Thalea String Quartet.

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Paola Prestini joins renowned author Sonu Shamdasani to discuss the inspirations behind her new quartet based on Carl Jung's The Red Book, which will receive its livestreamed world premiere on Sunday, April 11, 2021 by the Thalea String Quartet.

Katonah, NY
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Jun
24
2021

Active Hope - Episode 5 (Livestream)

Episode 5 of the #ActiveHopePodcast discusses feminism and social justice, as well as beauty and aesthetics in partnership with the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center.

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Episode 5 of the #ActiveHopePodcast discusses feminism and social justice, as well as beauty and aesthetics in partnership with the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center.

New York, NY
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Upcoming Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

Upcoming Schedule

October 31, 2024
Silent Light, Eastman Opera Theatre
Rochester, NY
On October 31, November 1, 2 and 3, 2024, the season will launch with Paola Prestini and Royce Vavrek's "Silent Light" in Kilbourn Hall, sung in English with supertitles.
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September 26, 2024
Silent Light World Premiere
Brooklyn, NY
Paola's newest operatic work "Silent Light" receives its world premiere at National Sawdust, as part of the venue's 10th anniversary season.
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July 5, 2024
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Brunswick, ME
The world premiere of "Mother Moon Songs," including music by Karol Szymanowski and Johannes Brahms. Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee on the piano.
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March 14, 2024
Tanya Tagaq Brown
Providence, Rhode Island
The first of two evenings of innovative, genre-bending music by improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and bestselling author Tanya Tagaq (Ikaluktutiak, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut). A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner, Tagaq curates a special program of compositions performed by and with a number of long-time collaborators including Christine Duncan (improvisational singer and conductor), Jean Martin (drummer and electronic artist), Paola Prestini (classical music composer), and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)
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April 15, 2024
Ancient City: a non visual film score
Brooklyn, NY
The live album release performance of Paola Prestini's new album - Ancient City.
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February 22, 2024
Opera Evolved: Genre Fluidity
Brooklyn, NY
A new series co-produced by National Sawdust and The Metropolitan Opera that Navigates Questions of What Qualifies as Opera and Who Opera Is For Through Explorations of Modern Works
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February 10, 2024
PAOLA PRESTINI AND THE CALI SCHOOL OF MUSIC: KALEIDOSCOPE OF NEW MUSIC
Brooklyn, NY
Montclair State University’s John J Cali School of Music showcases the music of their year long Artist in Residence and award-winning multimedia composer, Paola Prestini. The concert will be a retrospective portrait of her chamber and vocal work, alongside world premieres of new pieces by Cali School composers mentored by Prestini through a partnership with National Sawdust.
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December 22, 2023
Sensorium Ex Workshop The Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.
SENSORIUM is a multi-modal arts project exploring fundamental questions of what it means to have voice,and the nature of voice beyond language.
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January 18, 2024
Chamber Music America
New York, NY
Keynote by composer Paola Prestini – Jan 18 01:00PM-02:00PM EST Plus Paola in conversation with ACF Executive Director Vanessa Rose and CMA President & CEO Kevin Kwan Loucks
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February 10, 2024
Old Man and the Sea - Carolina Performing Arts
Chapel Hill, NC
The Old Man and the Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway.
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May 27, 2023
Sensorium Ex Progress Performance
New York, NY
VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects will be hosting a showing in progress at the Performance Space for Paola's opera Sensorium Ex, with libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy. Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. Please RSVP by reaching out to Paige at paige@visionintoart.com by May 22.
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May 31, 2023
Sensorium Workshop
New York, NY
The Sensorium Ex workshops at the Shed will focus on music as well as choreographer/stage direction for the lead characters Mem (mother) and Kitsune (child). Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Ras at ras@visionintoart.com.
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May 30, 2023
Sensorium Ex Workshop
New York, NY
The Sensorium Ex workshops at the Shed will focus on music as well as choreographer/stage direction for the lead characters Mem (mother) and Kitsune (child). Sensorium Ex is commissioned by VisionIntoArt and Beth Morrison Projects with support by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Ras at ras@visionintoart.com.
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May 19, 2023
Collaborative Filmmaking and 'The Amazon' Workshop
Bronxville, NY
A conversation with Murat Eyuboglu and composer Paola Prestini about their 5-year project on the Amazon; moderated by author William deBuys.
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May 19, 2023
The Colorado (Film Screening)
Bronxville, NY
The Colorado, narrated by Mark Rylance, takes us on a journey through the prehistoric settlements of the region, European exploration, the dam-building era, modern industrial agriculture, and the impact of climate change. The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and composer-percussionist Glenn Kotche perform the film’s exhilarating score. The Colorado includes John Luther Adams, William Brittelle, Paola Prestini, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Shara Worden as composers.
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July 26, 2023
Bang on a Can: Loud Weekend
North Adams, Massachusetts
Paola Prestini’s House of Zodiac will be performed by Jeffrey Zeigler at the annual LOUD Weekend with films by Murat Eyuboglu, Tarta Relena, and more! This event is presented by Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA.
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November 4, 2023
The Old Man and the Sea - ASU Gammage
Tempe, AZ
The Old Man and the Sea is a new multi-lingual opera from composer Paola Prestini, librettist Royce Vavrek and director Karmina Šilec based on and further inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway.
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April 3, 2023
Sound Installation: Hildegard Commission Sonic Installation at Rockefeller Center
New York, NY
The cornerstone of National Sawdust's mentorship program, the Hildegard Commission is its program for emerging composers who are women or of other traditionally marginalized genders. This year's cohort of composers -- Andrea Guterres, Hannah Ishizaki, Yaz Lancaster, DM R, Kelley Sheehan and Foteini Tryferopoulou -- were given the works of the poet C.P. Cavafy to use as a source of inspiration for their commissions, and the resulting works will be available as a sonic installation for the month of April in a rink-level public space of Rockefeller Center. The soundscape features recordings of the new works by the National Sawdust Ensemble.
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May 1, 2023
Cavafy Festival: Days of 2023
New York, NY
A symposium for poets from New York, Egypt and Greece will be held at Columbia University and led by professors Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia) and Karen Emmerich (Princeton), both members of the Cavafy Academic Committee that advised on the digitization of Cavafy’s archive. The title, Days of 2023, references Cavafy’s many works named “Days of,” with the year of their writing, or a date of reflection. Featured poets include Orfeas Apergis, Yiannis Doukas, Phoebe Giannisi, Katerina Iliopoulou (Greece); Haytham al-Wardani, Iman Mersal (Egypt); Janlori Goldman, Robin Coste Lewis, Brenda Shaughnessy (US). That evening, in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, a free event will feature the poets performing either Cavafy poems in Greek and/or Arabic or new writing prepared for the occasion, paired with music by Sofía Avramidou, Marcos Balter, Zosha di Castri, Stylianos Dimou, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Lena Platonos, and Georgios Poniridis.
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April 28, 2023
Ekphrasis
New York, NY
Ekphrasis is a video work and artistic research project devised by Matthew Niederhauser and Marc Da Costa that explores how poetry can illuminate the algorithmic systems that form the backdrop of our lives and, increasingly, shape what we feel and imagine. In the work, C. P. Cavafy's poetry becomes a filter and prompt to interrogate the visuality of today’s machine learning tools. These technologies are the magic sorcerers of the moment, spooking and exciting us, yet drawing their material not from a supernatural world beyond, but instead from the zeitgeist of images and text that live online.
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April 28, 2023
Walls
New York, NY
Walls is an interactive, audiovisual installation by artist Ali Santana that reimagines C. P. Cavafy's poem of the same title as an immersive, experimental Hip Hop experience. In this installation, participants must work together to solve an interactive rhythm poem. By activating a sequence of beats, rhythms and stanzas that combine key elements of Cavafy’s original poem, the installation is transformed into a wholly unique and expansive fractal world.
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April 29, 2023
Lit, 2023 - A Facility Artwork by Nick Cave and Bob Faust
New York, NY
Lit, 2023 is a newly commissioned mural co-created by Nick Cave & Bob Faust for an exterior wall of Brooklyn’s National Sawdust. A billboard-scale expression of radical joy intended to refuel us on our way toward that more perfect society, the mural will make use of the cumulative powers of its visual components: Cavafy’s prescient words, an image of a Nick Cave soundsuit, and the facade of National Sawdust itself.
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May 4, 2023
Cavafy Festival: Archive of Desire - A Love Letter to Cavafy
New York, NY
In Archive of Desire, Robin Coste Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Vijay Iyer, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Charlotte Brathwaite meditate collaboratively on the sensuality of C. P. Cavafy, diaspora, and the liminal spaces present everywhere in his work. The evening draws inspiration from Cavafy’s archive, processing the sonic, visual, and cultural tones found in his poetry through recitation, live music, electronics, and new visual work.
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March 5, 2023
Women of Music Broadcast Marathon
Online
In celebration of Women’s History Month, ALL ARTS showcases a myriad of leading female voices from an array of musical genres in its Women of Music Broadcast Marathon on ALL ARTS TV. This seven-hour event, which includes Paola Prestini's 'Jarful of Bees', is an eclectic celebration of women’s vast contributions to music.
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April 28, 2023
'Archive of Desire': A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.P. Cavafy
New York, NY
Curated by Paola, the festival assembles multi-genre events that engage with Cavafy’s poetry.
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May 6, 2023
Ionic 'visual rave'
New York, NY
Inspired by C. P. Cavafy’s poem “Ionic,” multidisciplinary genius Juliana Huxtable concludes the festival at National Sawdust with a “visual rave” in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Joe Heffernan and her band Tongue in the Mind. Music, spoken-word, visuals, and a nod to Greek legendary composer Lena Platonos will create a perfect paean to the performative nature of Cavafy’s work, and what is known as his “in-between” quality and essence. The evening will crescendo into a dance-party led by the Jamaican sonic disruptor DJ SHYBOI who recently sold out shows at MoMA PS1 and the Guggenheim.
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May 6, 2023
Talk: Why Read Cavafy
New York, NY
A spirited conversation between raconteur Paul Holdengräber and André Aciman– another Alexandria-born writer— will give insight into their years-long fascination with Cavafy, and why so many artists share this passionate interest in his work. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.
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May 3, 2023
Archive of Desire: A Love Letter to Cavafy
New York, NY
In Archive of Desire, Robin Coste Lewis, Julie Mehretu, Vijay Iyer, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Charlotte Brathwaite meditate collaboratively on the sensuality of C. P. Cavafy, diaspora, and the liminal spaces present everywhere in his work. The evening draws inspiration from Cavafy’s archive, processing the sonic, visual, and cultural tones found in his poetry through recitation, live music, electronics, and new visual work.
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April 30, 2023
Poetry Project: Of the neighborhood that I behold: a Cavafy Marathon
New York, NY
The Poetry Project will present of the neighborhood that I behold: a Cavafy Marathon. A five-hour event, titled by a line of text in the poem “In The Same Space,” will include readings by notable poets, writers, actors, activists, civic and community leaders and performances featuring music, dance and other interpretations. Celebrating the breadth of Cavafy’s work – his complex questions and reflections on diaspora, queerness, time, history, and memory through his exploration of the City in contrast to the State, this marathon format will serve as a many-voiced tapestry, weaving together narrative and civic identity; considering what we do within evolving communities through our inherited and shifting mythologies; and questioning what modes and methods of authorship shape our sense of place, origin, and future.
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May 4, 2023
Film Screening: Visual Cavafy
New York, NY
The Onassis Foundation has commissioned a series of visual poems entitled Visual Cavafy, exploring the cinematic power of Cavafy’s language. Featured artists will include Taylor Mac; Julianne Moore; Carl Hancock Rux with Daniel Bernard Roumain, Bora Yoon, and Jeffrey Ziegler. Visual Cavafy showcases the work of directors Evi Kalogeropoulou, Elena Park, and Christos Sarris in collaboration with incarcerated individuals in Greece; creators Jad Abumrad and Mac Premo; and filmmakers/editors such as Justin Ervin, Steven E. Mallorca, and Pete Scalzitti. These films, which include works created both in New York, conceived and produced by Elena Park/Lumahai Productions, and in Greece by Onassis Stegi, will be shown in a public screening at the New Museum.
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April 28, 2023
Performance: ‘Constantinopleiad’
New York, NY
“Archive of Desire": A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.P. Cavafy will officially open at National Sawdust with the premiere of a performance by artist Sister Sylvester and musical artist Nadah El Shazly. Sister Sylvester will create handmade art-books to be read communally by the audience, inside of a live-score by El Shazly. The work is inspired by the blank and torn out pages in “Constantinopoliad, an Epic”, the journal Cavafy began when he and his family fled Alexandria to sail to Constantinople when the poet was just 18 years old, and by the poet’s erotic poems, where he meets with ghosts across time.
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April 27, 2023
Talk: Cavafy as World Poet
New York, NY
Celebrated Cavafy scholar and a noted translator of his work Daniel Mendelsohn will engage in conversation with acclaimed poet Jana Prikryl on Cavafy’s stature as a “poet of the world,” which will consider the poet’s biography, the global influences on his work, as well as the art of translation, and the process of bringing his work into another place and time. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.
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April 19, 2023
Talk: Cavafy as Queer Poet
New York, NY
This conversation, curated in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, a historically queer space, welcomes poet Richie Hofmann and the museum’s Director of Curatorial Programs Stamatina Gregory to explore Cavafy’s identity as a gay writer, and his influence on generations of LGTBQIA+ writers, artists and thinkers. This event is presented by McNally Jackson Bookstores.
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March 14, 2023
Con Alma at the United Nations
New York, NY
The one-of-a-kind performance, produced by VisionIntoArt and presented by Death of Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall, will take place in the United Nations Headquarters, and will feature original works by Prestini and Herrera alongside classic songs from the Mexican and Jazz songbook.
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May 2, 2023
Death of Classical: Waiting for the Barbarians
New York, NY
Death of Classical and The Alexander S. Onassis Benefit Foundation present Waiting for the Barbarians, a sprawling, one-night-only exploration of love, loss, lust, and longing centered around the timeless poetry of C.P. Cavafy, set to brand-new music by luminaries like Rufus Wainwright & Missy Mazzoli, Laurie Anderson, Helga Davis & Petros Klampanis, Nico Muhly, Paola Prestini, and more, accompanied by The Knights and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
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January 31, 2023
Marigny Opera House
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Chamber Players is devoted to inspiring and enriching the lives of Gulf Coast audiences through the professional performance of exceptional small chamber music repertoire and conducted chamber ensemble. This program includes works by Paola Prestini, Stacy Garrop, Ezra Laderman, Pierre Jalbert, and Aaron Jay Kernis.
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February 4, 2023
Southern Exposure New Music Series
Columbia, SC
Awadagin Pratt, winner of the Naumberg International Piano Competition and one of the country’s most accomplished pianists, is known for his powerful interpretations and engaging stage presence. His Southern Exposure program includes new works by pathbreaking composer Alvin Singleton, Philip Glass, Paola Prestini, Francois Couperin and Latvian composer Peteris Vasks
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January 28, 2023
SphinxConnect: Impact
Detroit, MI
Sphinx Organization, the largest and longest-standing convening dedicated to diversity and inclusion in classical music, celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, anchored by its annual convening, SphinxConnect: Impact, and the Sphinx Competition in Detroit, MI, January 26-28, 2023.
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January 17, 2023
This is a Movement Presents the Current Status of Gender Equity in Jazz
NY, NY
Adding to the momentum of the January 2022 convening, advocates and architects of This Is A Movement share findings and offer perspectives on the continued work towards offsetting over 100 years of patriarchy in our jazz community. Featuring musicians Roxy Coss, Michele Rosewoman, Shanta Nurullah, Paola Prestini, and moderated by Niama Safia-Sandy.
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February 27, 2023
concert:nova
Cincinnati, OH
Houses of Zodiac brings word, movement, music, and image together to illuminate from within the verses of four poets: Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Trethewey and Anaïs Nin. Former Kronos Quartet member Jeffrey Zeigler performs the music of Paola Prestini, to which New City Ballet soloist “Rogue Ballerina” Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer and Sankai Juku member Dai Matsuoka bring their own choreographies. The latency of the poems is refracted through music, dance, and in some instances archival images.These multiple perspectives are curated into a cinematic experience by Murat Eyuboglu while the composite work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the choreography of Samuel Beckett, the conceptual art of Sol LeWitt, the natural world and more. Created under the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, Houses of Zodiac takes the form of a dialogue between the paradigmatically different traditions of butoh and ballet, presenting them first in their own spheres in Océano and Ophelia, then bringing them into conversation and counterpoint in the culminating Houses of Zodiac. Taking its cues from close readings of poetry, the choreography reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion, and freedom.
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January 11, 2023
Open Waters Festival
Halifax, NS
Houses of Zodiac brings word, movement, music, and image together to illuminate from within the verses of four poets: Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Trethewey and Anaïs Nin. Former Kronos Quartet member Jeffrey Zeigler performs the music of Paola Prestini, to which New City Ballet soloist “Rogue Ballerina” Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer and Sankai Juku member Dai Matsuoka bring their own choreographies. The latency of the poems is refracted through music, dance, and in some instances archival images.These multiple perspectives are curated into a cinematic experience by Murat Eyuboglu while the composite work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the choreography of Samuel Beckett, the conceptual art of Sol LeWitt, the natural world and more.Created under the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, Houses of Zodiac takes the form of a dialogue between the paradigmatically different traditions of butoh and ballet, presenting them first in their own spheres in Océano and Ophelia, then bringing them into conversation and counterpoint in the culminating Houses of Zodiac. Taking its cues from close readings of poetry, the choreography reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion, and freedom.
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February 25, 2023
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim presents an evening of contemporary pieces for solo violin that share a connection to dance at the University of Washington. The program includes the world premiere of Paola Prestini's 'A Jarful of Bees'.
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March 25, 2023
MASS MoCA: Old Man and the Sea
North Adams, MA
Composer and National Sawdust co-founder, Paola Prestini returns to MASS MoCA with a work-in-progress preview of her new opera Old Man and the Sea, created with Royce Vavrek and Karmina Šilec, that interweaves Hemingway’s classic fable with original portraits of quotidian life to create a look at aging, legacy, and our relationship to oceans. The evening will include an excerpt of the new work, followed by a conversation on stage with the principal creative team.
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December 4, 2022
Artscape Artsability Festival
Cape Town, South Africa
Sensorium Ex has partnered with the Artscape Artsability Festival to bring a collaborative performance to the stage, where artists are able to share with intrigued audiences the magic of expression through the use of technology. The team is working with Artscape to identify performers from the local disability sector to fulfil some of the roles, including that of Kitsune and the Chorus.
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October 29, 2022
Biking Through Time: Open House Weekend at David Geffen Hall
New York, NY
Biking Through Time is a work written for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus inspired by Maria Popova's Brain Pickings. In this specific post, she compiled writings about the many things women could not do throughout time.
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September 28, 2022
A Jarful of Bees
Philadelphia, PA
Opera Philadelphia will present short film submissions, paired for their viewpoints on contemporary life, as part of their 'Shorts: Like, Share, Follow' program at Festival O22.
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September 12, 2022
Variations on a Spell
New York, NY
Join Death of Classical and pianist Inna Faliks for an evening of hundred-year-old music and how those works have inspired and fired the imaginations of three of today’s leading composers.
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October 22, 2022
Brookline Symphony Orchestra
Brookline, MA
Paola Prestini, The Hotel That Time Forgot; Max Bruch, Violin Concerto featuring Concerto Competition winner Liyuan Xie; Robert Schumann, Symphony No.3
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November 9, 2022
From Adversity to Triumph
New York, NY
Rescheduled from January 2022, Voices of Ascension and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City perform The Glass Box, Paola Prestini’s gripping oratorio from 2018 about young refugees in Sweden afflicted by a coma-like condition. Voices will also give the world premiere of James Bassi’s Protect, a reflection on humanity’s collective struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The evening culminates in brilliance and victory with Haydn’s magnificent “Lord Nelson” Mass.
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September 10, 2022
Iroquois Amphitheater: Let Me See the Sun
Louisville, KY
Kicking off the season with a free concert at Iroquois Amphitheater, the Louisville Orchestra celebrates with a colorful program of symphonic music.
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July 10, 2022
Stillpoint: The Art of the Piano Festival
Cincinnati, OH
Awadagin Pratt, celebrated pianist and conductor, explores the truth and beauty found within T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets through its sibling universe in music. Joined by composers Tyshawn Sorey, Paola Prestini, Peteris Vasks, Jessie Montgomery, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Alvin Singleton and Judd Greenstein, out-of-the-voice-box, super-group Roomful of Teeth and armed with seven newly composed works, Pratt embraces Eliot in a concert-length narrative that expresses an elemental truth…”at the still point of the turning world…there the dance is…and there is only the dance.”
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July 11, 2022
Masterclass: Art of the Piano
Cincinnati, OH
Masterclass/seminar with Paola Prestini whose new work is part of the Stillpoint project. Young Artists from the Art of the Piano program will be playing for Paola and asking her questions. The public is invited to attend and listen.
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February 23, 2023
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Stockholm, SE
The Swedish premiere of Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola', conducted by Speranza Scappucci. February 23 performance to be livestreamed.
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November 15, 2022
Romaeuropa Festival 2022
Rome, IT
Paola Prestini presents her multimedia project Houses of Zodiac: Poems for Cello , an immersive live / installation in which music, word, movement and image are combined to explore the intersection between mind body and nature. Alongside cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin and Butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka, Prestini combines texts by Anaïs Nin, Pablo Neruda, Brenda Shaughnessy and Natasha Trethewey, unites the most disparate worlds and imaginaries and reflects on the themes of being, becoming, solitude, communion and freedom.
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May 14, 2022
Aging Magician
San Diego, CA
This sweeping and inspiring new multi-media operatic work employs video projection, shadow puppetry, and cutting-edge stage craft to tell the story of Harold (Rinde Eckert); a man on his vibrant last adventure as he explores the allegory of time, youth and the peculiar magic of ordinary life.
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August 27, 2022
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
Boosting Stephen Sondheim’s legacy as a composer for all time, Anthony de Mare brings that songbook to solo piano with 50 inspirations at his fingertips, created by the likes of Jon Batiste, Steve Reich, Paola Prestini, and more.
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June 24, 2022
Spoleto Festival (Italy)
Spoleta, ITAL
Continuing the tradition of midday concerts established by Gian Carlo Menotti, the musicians of the Budapest Orchestra deliver a series of chamber performances at the Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi. The programme of the morning concerts is a tribute to Gian Carlo Menotti, with a new transcription for voice and ensemble of the Canti della lontananza and pieces by contemporary composers.
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May 1, 2022
Long Play Festival
Brooklyn, NY
Under the direction of their founder Dianne Berkun Menaker the Brooklyn Youth Chorus has become one of the most inspiring, ambitious, and polished ensembles in the city. Singing music by Nathalie Joachim, Tania León, Paola Prestini, Olga Bell and Gity Razaz.
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November 3, 2022
Philharmonia Orchestra
London, UK
Anna Clyne, the Philharmonia’s Featured Composer, curates a free evening of chamber music by some of the most engaging composers working today. Paola Prestini’s 'G-force', dedicated to the memory of a friend and “a life fully lived”, combines the traditional textures of a string quartet with the otherworldly sound of the vibraphone.
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September 10, 2022
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
Inna Faliks breaks ground with the first full performance of nine social responses she commissioned on Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Op. 126 Bagatelles plus the original masterpieces.
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July 30, 2022
Cabrillo Festival
Santa Cruz, CA
Paola Prestini’s piano concerto Let Me See the Sun, which features trailblazing pianist Lara Downes. The concerto is about the human impulse to remain hopeful, and what it means to struggle towards clarity and light. The work is structured as a dialogue between piano and orchestra, at times contentious and at times unified.
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October 16, 2022
Edward Tulane: World Premiere
Minneapolis, MN
Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo. With Minnesota Opera and Mark Campbell.
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June 1, 2022
International Trumpet Guild
San Antonio, TX
Monarch Brass will perform Paola's original composition 'Wave' at the International Trumpet Guild.
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April 1, 2022
Con Alma Live
San Miguel de Allende, MX
Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini will present the live Con Alma concert, which includes original works and selections from the Mexican and jazz songbook. The concert celebrates a groundbreaking journey from creating a digital work viewed by audiences around the world, to a live theatrical version.
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June 22, 2022
Oregon Bach Festival
Eugene, OR
Simone Dinnerstein joins forces with pianist-activist Lara Downes for a celebration of trailblazing American artists called “Variations on a Dream,” performed June 22. The concert includes the world premiere of the Oregon Bach Festival commission, “Let Me See the Sun,” from Paola Prestini.
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May 19, 2022
Teatro Carlo Felice
Genova, Italy
The European premiere of Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola', conducted by Speranza Scappucci.
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June 5, 2022
Houses of Zodiac
Los Angeles, CA
This collaboration between composer Paola Prestini, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Sankai Juku dancer Dai Matsuoka, New York City Ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin, and filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu explore the intersection of mind, body, and nature—themes mirrored in the recent artworks of Takashi Murakami which express his interests in spirituality and ecological and human-made disasters. Houses of Zodiac is a series of live cello solos and dance, with lush filmic visuals and poetic interludes by Pablo Neruda, Anaïs Nin, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Natasha Tretheway underscored by Zeigler along with musicians such as Nels Cline and Tanya Tagaq.
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March 26, 2022
Con Alma Live
Palacio de Bellas Artes, MX
Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini will present the live Con Alma concert, which includes original works and selections from the Mexican and jazz songbook, at Palacio de Bellas Artes on March 26th. The concert celebrates a groundbreaking journey from creating a digital work viewed by audiences around the world, to a live theatrical version in Mexico City’s cultural center.
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March 4, 2022
Next Ensemble and Peabody Camerata: Celebrating 150 Years of Composition
Baltimore, MD
World premiere of 'Let the Wind Speak for Choir, Percussion and Cello' at Peabody Conservatory.
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December 17, 2021
AloneTogether
New York, NY
AloneTogether comprises spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, and film and features 500 YPC choristers, 15 composers and songwriters, seven poets, three choreographers, and two filmmakers. Featuring a newly-commissioned work by Paola Prestini.
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November 21, 2021
The 5 Boroughs Music Festival
Queens, NY
The Cramer Quartet premieres the Seven Last Words Project, featuring Paola Prestini's "It is finished," at the 5 Boroughs Music Festival.
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November 18, 2021
The 5 Boroughs Music Festival
New York, NY
The Cramer Quartet premieres the Seven Last Words Project, featuring Paola Prestini's "It is finished," at the 5 Boroughs Music Festival.
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November 11, 2021
Sensorium Ex: Voice beyond Language
Rome, Italy
Paola Prestini will be joined by Copenhagen’s Enactlab to discuss their interdisciplinary arts, research, and community project centered around Prestini’s opera, Sensorium Ex, a multi-sensory narrative woven together at the intersections of disability and artificial intelligence.
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November 7, 2021
Sjaella at Kirke Harstad
Trondenes, Germany
Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍
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September 30, 2021
Sjaella at Sint-Waldetrudiskerk
Herentals, Germany
Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍
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September 24, 2021
Sjaella at Evangelischen Kirche
Wallern an der Trattnach, Germany
Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍
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September 18, 2021
Sjaella at Paderborner Dom
Paderborn, Germany
Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'‍
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September 17, 2021
Sjaella at Basilika St. Margareta
Düsseldorf, Germany
Acclaimed Leipzig-based vocal sextet Sjaella performs Paola Prestini's 'A Triptych for Our Time'
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March 26, 2022
Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano
New York, NY
Pianist Anthony de Mare performs a new work by Paola Prestini as part of the landmark commissioning and concert project Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.
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January 13, 2022
Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel
Beverly Hills, CA
Pianist Inna Faliks performs new works from her album 'Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel,' including Paola Prestini's 'Variations on a Spell'
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October 30, 2021
Protestra
New York, NY
Protestra performs Thrush Song by Paola Prestini
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September 23, 2021
Irish Arts Center
New York, NY
World premiere of "What the Silence Said," written by Marie Howe, composed by Paola Prestini, and performed by Nels Cline, Yuka C. Honda, and Jeffrey Zeigler.
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December 15, 2021
21c Liederabend
Brooklyn, NY
Beth Morrison Projects and National Sawdust present an audience-interactive and sensorial iteration of 21c Liederabend, featuring new works by Paola Prestini and others.
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April 8, 2022
Orchestre Métropolitain
Montréal, Canada
Orchestre Métropolitain performs Paola Prestini's 'Barcarola' alongside works by Debussy and Alma Mahler.
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August 28, 2021
Therme Forum: Exploring the Future
Sibiu, Romania
This panel will explore the future of creative expression in the context of rapidly evolving technologies and economic, political, and social change.
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September 9, 2021
Houses of Zodiac Pre-Launch Event
New York, NY
Presented by Death of Classical, the pre-release event for Houses of Zodiac: Poems for Cello (out September 10 on National Sawdust Tracks) includes a reception and spirits tasting, performances by Jeffrey Zeigler, readings of the poetry featured on the album, and an exclusive preview of the film and immersive video projections by Murat Eyuboglu, featuring dancers Georgina Pazcoguin and Dai Matsuoka.
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September 19, 2021
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival
Charlottesville, VA
"Thrush Song" with words by Maria Popova, performed in Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival's Series Concert Five, with Benjamin Rous, conductor; Rachel Calloway, soprano; Soovin Kim, violin; Aki Saulière, violin; Timothy Summers, viola; Raphael Bell, cello; I-Jen Fang, percussion.
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November 4, 2021
New Century Chamber Orchestra
Berkeley, CA
World premiere with Tanya Tagaq from her new album with Saul Williams
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September 17, 2021
Bryant Park Picnics: Diametrically Composed
New York, NY
World premiere of Allison Loggins-Hull's commissioning project Diametrically Composed, with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Gabriela Martinez, featuring works by Prestini and others
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May 9, 2022
Aging Magician at San Diego Opera
San Diego, CA
In its west coast premiere, Aging Magician is a hauntingly beautiful hybrid of opera and theatre that combines opera, choral music, and puppetry, composed by Paola Prestini and produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
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December 13, 2021
Edward Tulane Choral Suite
Minneapolis, MN
Halted by the pandemic, Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Edward Tulane was put on hold. Tune in for a virtual concert featuring choral highlights from Paola Prestini's opera based on the best-selling novel by Kate DiCamillo. Streaming begins December 13.
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July 9, 2021
America/Beautiful
New York, NY
America/Beautiful is a project by pianist and arts advocate Min Kwon, in which she has commissioned a diverse group of more than 70 of today’s leading American composers to each compose a variation on “America the Beautiful.” The series culminates in two live programs at Green-Wood Cemetery on July 8 and 9.
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June 27, 2021
21c Liederabend, Op. Worldwide
New York, NY
Paola Prestini and Beth Morrison present 21c Liederabend, Op. Worldwide (digital), the first installment of Contemplations from National Sawdust celebrating the institution's 5th anniversary
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May 8, 2021
The Red Book at Fadensonnen
Baltimore, MD
Performance by the Thalea Quartet
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May 19, 2021
American Composers Orchestra Professional Development Panel: Programming & Digital Curation
New York, NY
Paola Prestini will be joined by composer Kamala Sankaram and sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike to discuss online programming and classical music in the digital age. American Composers Orchestra president Melissa Ngan will moderate.
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April 11, 2021
Maryland Symphony Orchestra (Sharon Isbin)
Hagerstown, MD
Grammy-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin performs Tango! by Paola Prestini with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra
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April 14, 2021
Mark Campbell: New Work
New York, NY
In this New York Festival of Song showcase, Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell previews new work including songs from Paola Prestini's opera Edward Tulane, commissioned by Minnesota Opera
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May 11, 2021
The Future of Performance
New York, NY
Influential opera director Yuval Sharon will join Paola Prestini to discuss arts leadership in times of change, the future of performance and the operatic form, collaborating with artists and creating safe spaces for all.
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March 28, 2021
Caramoor Conversations: The Red Book
Katonah, NY
Paola Prestini joins renowned author Sonu Shamdasani to discuss the inspirations behind her new quartet based on Carl Jung's The Red Book, which will receive its livestreamed world premiere on Sunday, April 11, 2021 by the Thalea String Quartet.
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June 24, 2021
Active Hope - Episode 5 (Livestream)
New York, NY
Episode 5 of the #ActiveHopePodcast discusses feminism and social justice, as well as beauty and aesthetics in partnership with the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center.
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