Creative Team

Curators & Directors

BETH MORRISON & PAOLA PRESTINI

Composers

JUHI BANSAL, GABRIELA FRANK, MOLLY JOYCE, MARY KOUYOUMDJIAN, MISSY MAZZOLI, ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN, EMMA O’HALLORAN, PAOLA PRESTINI, ELLEN REID, SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER, DU YUN

About

After three critically acclaimed New York festivals in 2009, 2011, and 2013 at Galapagos, The Kitchen, and BAM Next Wave Festival respectively, and a west coast Liederabend with the LA Phil,  BMP and National Sawdust are creating an audience-interactive, sensorial Liederabend for our time.  An expansive re-imagining of the traditional art song recital, this 21c Liederabend combines leading contemporary composers with world-class librettists, and the art work of Kathryn Hamilton.  Audiences will delight their senses with objects that are matched to each song, including sparkly fortune cookies, pine needles, art work to stitch together and much more.

Support

Co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects & National Sawdust

Press

“Enthralling… a succinct definition of just what song is: a personal utterance with global reach and universal impact.”

The New York Times

“Each piece reached out to the listener/viewer; there was no evidence of the musical standoffishness that characterized some 20th­-century trends.”

Musical America

“Turns the art-song recital inside out.”

New York Magazine

“An ambitious evening of contemporary art song and opera.”

New York Times

“Reinventing the art of the song recital for Generation Y.”

The New Yorker

01 / 05

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21c Liederabend

National Sawdust, Brooklyn