The concert was shaped by musical excellence and by the successful realization of several discrete goals. Contemporary composers, represented by both short, occasional pieces and monumental works, were championed; young artists’ careers were moved forward; neglected music was brought out for renewal.
I know that I will never know any of the repertoire on your concert, but I know that I will always love the program. These are events which should not be missed!
is about CREATIVITY
is about FLEXIBILITY
is about FINDING THE NEW / REDISCOVERING THE OLD
SELECTIONS FROM FIVE NEW OPERAS
January 13, 2017: New York City’s Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street)
The New Works Showcase will feature 20‐minute selections from 5 recently composed operas.
12 vocal soloists and a 12 voice choir will be accompanied by a 50 person orchestra!
United Palace of Cultural Arts is offering their Lobby Space to you for FREE. At this moment, there is no budget to pay performers either. +/-
From Executive Director Mike Fitelson:
Last year, with funding from the City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative, UPCA launched a series of performances in the Palace's Grand Foyer that were well received by the community. The shows became known as "The Lobby Series."
Rather than the 3,400-seat theatre, these performances only seat 100 to 115 guests in different configurations. Artists and audiences appreciate the intimate atmosphere, which, again, is difficult to capture in the main theatre. The shows are free for the audience.
The "stage" can be either on the tile along the south wall of the foyer, in front of (or on) the grand staircase, or even in the middle of the room with seating in the round. There are four speakers semi-permanently mounted in the foyer and some theatre lighting. We have tech staff on hand to help with set up, sound check, and the performance itself.
The Lobby Series will begin again next month and we are looking for local artists to fill some dates with music, dance, spoken word, etc:
Additionally, we are hosting our first Drum Circle led by Xavier on March 20. All drummers are welcome to "Bring Drum, Play Drum." We expect a wild night.
UPCA does not have funding to pay artists for the shows through June, but we hope to be able to offer a small stipend for performers later in the year.
Please share this with others who might be interested - and all your drumming contacts - and certainly let me know if you want to be considered for a Lobby Series slot.
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5 days ago ·