The U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ambitious, multi-hour song cycle, 'Klang: Die 24 Stunden des Tages' took place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last week, using three of The Met’s locations for the performance.
Gotham Chamber Opera’s final production of the 2014-15 season will be "The Tempest Songbook." "The Tempest Songbook" is comprised of incidental music for "The Tempest" composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 "Tempest Songbook" for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble. This is the show's U.S. and world-stage premiere. The performance will be a co-production with the Martha Graham Dance Co. The Martha Graham Dance Co. has received international acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The Gotham Chamber Opera has also received many accolades and has been recognized as a pioneer in creating opera productions in alternative venues. "The Tempest Songbook" will explore the themes of William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" using dance, movement and song. The singers and dancers will express the words and actions of various characters, which will result in a lyrical vision of Shakespeare's iconic play. "I am thrilled to be invited to share my vision for 'The Tempest Songbook' with Gotham Chamber Opera," said director and choreographer Luca Veggetti. "Through my association with Kaija Saariaho, I became acquainted with her 'Tempest Songbook' and her suggested pairings with Purcell, which serves as the starting point for the production."
If you're in the know about some early-2000s post-punk, then you may have heard about a little band named Interpol and their upcoming premiere at the Temple of Dendur--inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tori Amos is one of the rare products of '90s music that has managed to stay relevant in an ever-changing musical landscape. At 50-years old, the singer-songwriter's latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines, continues her legacy as a piano-playing heavyweight.