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Illuminated Blue

  • Hauser & Wirth 548 West 22nd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

The Festival is delighted to partner with Hauser & Wirth for a performance inspired by the visual artwork of renowned artist Lorna Simpson. The event features composer Jessica Mays who has been commissioned by the Festival to create a musical suite for ensemble in response to Simpson’s work.  The night will also include selections by contemporary Icelandic Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, American icon Amy Beach, and 2019 honoree Clara Schumann.

Reception by Roth Bar to follow performance

Anna Thorvaldsdottir “Illumine” for String Ensemble (2016)
Amy Beach String Quartet in One Movement (1929)
Clara Schumann/Aribert Reimann Three Songs for Soprano and String Quartet (2019)
Jessica Mays Out of Blue (2019)*

*World Premiere Performance

Violin | Chloe Fedor, Natsumi Tsuboi, Ryosuke Suho, Minglun Liu, Yeajin Kim, Chloe Kiffer, Soo Yeon Kim
Viola | Maiko Takimoto, Vladimir Babeshko, Guanliang Zong, Jesus Rodolfo
Cello | Tatsuki Sasanuma, Jonathan Butler, Brandon Xu, Angela Lee
Double Bass | Kaden Henderson, Mariya Andonova
Conductor | Ken-David Masur
Vocalists| Marisa Karchin, Jessica Mays
Flute | Xue Su
Clarinet | Nick Gallas
Keyboard | Jessica Mays
Guitar | Jessica Mays
Percussion | Rogerio Boccato

Image credit: Installation shot included above
© Lorna Simpson, Photo: Thomas Barratt

Earlier Event: June 13
Vessels in Counterpoint