IlluminArts at PAMM: "the little match girl passion" June 2, 2016
IlluminArts was thrilled to present David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, “the little match girl passion” at Pérez Art Museum Miami from May 31-June 2, 2016. Inspired by the Doris Salcedo exhibition at PAMM, this performance exploded the way audiences consume classical music in the 21st century.
Called in the New Yorker “One of the most original and moving scores of recent years,” American composer David Lang's celebrated, haunting 2008 Pulitzer-Prize winning the little match girl passion is based on the classic Danish parable by Hans Christian Anderson. Director R. B. Schlather created an innovative, accessible approach to staging classical music to this horrifying and beautiful musical composition. Reformatting the relationship to performers and the duration of a traditional classical music concert, all rehearsals were open to the public, culminating in a final performance on June 2, 2016. The visibility of process is Schlather’s primary concern, creating a unique opportunity for spectators to engage with classical music as living sculpture, in dialogue with larger themes about performance, intimacy, and access.
Featuring soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird, countertenor Brennan Hall, tenor Karim Sulayman, bass Zachary James, percussionist Michael Zell, and costumes by Schlather’s regular collaborator Terese Wadden, this performance will also tour to Jack Shainman Gallery | The School in August 2016 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2016.
IlluminArts at the Lowe Art Museum: The Dandy Lion Roars
IlluminArts will present a concert at the Lowe Art Museum on March 26, 2017 inspired by the traveling photo exhibit Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity. This exhibit features works by emerging and renowned photographers and filmmakers from the US, Europe and Africa, and it explores the stylistic and sartorial expressions of a “Dandy” and the fluidity of Black male masculinity. Our goal is to engage the community through music and art, to draw attention to and highlight important issues facing African American males in today’s society. With a cast of outstanding African American classical singers and instrumentalists, we will present a program of music that is inspired by the Dandy Lion exhibit. Employing a non-traditional concert setting, the audience will be encouraged to engage with both the music and the art during the event. The performance will be live streamed nationally to targeted schools and organizations to further increase the reach of our programming.
IlluminArts and Musimelange
On April 24, 2017, IlluminArts will once again collaborate with the outstanding chamber music series, Musimelange in Wynwood at the M Building. Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes will be the centerpiece of this exciting evening of chamber music, paired with delicious food and wine, it will be a beautiful evening that will engage all of your senses.
IlluminArts at Vizcaya
On May 19, 2017 IlluminArts will present an evening of song inspired by the beautiful setting of Vizcaya.