Helix! Helix!

Sun February 21st, 2016


Main Space

Minimum Age: All Ages

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $15/$20/$25

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Celebrating 40 years of the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University presents a collaboration between their nationally recognized theatre, dance, visual arts and music departments with a fully-staged version of Stravinsky’s ‘L’Histoire du Soldat’, complete with full narration, dancers and multi-media. Helix! begins the program with short pieces by John Adams, Andrew Norman, Thomas Ades and Pierre Boulez.
Adams Chamber Symphony (Roadrunner)
Adès Living Toys (excerpts)
Boulez Derive
Norman Music in Circles III
Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale)
Conductor – Kynan Johns
Narrator – Christopher Cartmill
Choreographer – Chien-Ying Wang
Assistant Choreographer – Paul C. Ocampo
Costume Designer – Meagan Woods
Motion and Graphic Design – Allison Scalera and Cheyenne Hidalgo
Elena Chernova-Davis, violin
Maureen Hurd, clarinet
Nanci Belmont, bassoon
Kenneth De Carlo, trumpet
Noreen Baer, trombone
David Chapman, Bass
Joe Tompkins, percussion
Sean Langford, Solider
Genna Mattana, Soldier’s Spirit
Adriana Santoro, Princess
Dare Ayorinde, Devil

Seated: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing: $15 advance, $20 day of show
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

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HELIX! directed by Kynan JOHNS is the resident new music ensemble at Rutgers. A modular group, highly adept and versatile, with a Pierrot ensemble at it’s core, HELIX! focuses solely on the music of living composers. From solo works to works for 16 players, HELIX! can adapt to the needs of almost any piece. World premieres by Rutgers faculty and students, along with works by leading composers world-wide who are defining new trends in composition are the ensemble’s staple.
Conductors – Saya Callner, Thomas Cunningham, Lawrence Markiewicz & Kynan Johns
Musicians – Sara Shin & Molly Shambo (flutes), Ling Chun Yeh (oboe), Anthony Ciccone (clarinets), Wen Hsieh (bassoons), Kyle Kraft (horn), Christopher Delgado (trumpet), Jeff Sharoff (trombone), Inga Kashakashvili & Michael Bulychev-Okser (pianos), Greg Riss & Brant Roberts (percussion), Yinbin Qian & Suzi Ahn (violins), Arman Alpyspaev (viola), Patrick Hopkins (violoncello) & Samuel Verneuille, double bass.
Guest Artist – Pamela Stein (soprano)
Kynan Johns
Hailed by the NYTimes as ‘Incisive…first rate…brilliant’ and in Europe “his direction breathes theater…attentive to the singer, lively, aerial and sensual”. A protégé of Maestro Lorin Maazel, he has conducted over 100 orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonica della Scala, Netherlands Radio Symphony, Sydney Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. He has worked at Covent Garden and conducted at La Scala. Four seasons at the Palau de les Arts (Opera House), Valencia working with Maazel and Mehta, two seasons at New York City Opera and frequently in France and Germany his opera credits include Don Giovanni, Madame Butterfly, Luisa Miller, Don Carlos, Turn of the Screw, La Boheme, Traviata, Faust, Adés’s Powder Her Face & Offenbach’s Perichole, He was awarded the inaugural ‘Centenary Medal’ from the Australian Government for his services to music.

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