with MAYA & Company XIV
Sat March 10th, 2012
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $15/ $25
Gotham Chamber Opera: Orientale
in collaboration with Company XIV and MAYA
featuring the artists of Gotham Chamber Opera
Neal Goren, Music Director
Austin McCormick, Stage Director
Grant Herreid, Associate Music Director
Zane Pihlstrom, Set and Costume Design
Maeve Höglund, soprano
Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano
Zachary Altman, baritone
Michael Kelly, baritone
John Hadfield, percussion
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Sato Moughalian, flute
Neal Goren, piano and harpsichord
Grant Herreid, theorbo and baroque guitar
Nina Stern, chalumeau and recorder
Gotham Chamber Opera Early Instrument Ensemble
Gotham Chamber Opera presents an evening of music at the intersection of East and West. Orientale features Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, along with music by Rameau, Lully, Szymanowski, Delibes, Schumann, Bizet, and traditional Armenian music. The artists of Gotham Chamber Opera will be joined by a baroque instrumental ensemble, the dancers of Company XIV, the flute-harp-percussion trio MAYA, Grant Herreid (theorbo and baroque guitar) and Nina Stern (chalumeau and recorder).
$25 Table Seating
$15 Standing Room
TABLE SEATING POLICY
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.
Gotham Chamber Opera: Orientale
Gotham Chamber Opera is the nation’s foremost opera company dedicated to producing rarely-performed chamber operas from the Baroque era to the present. Founded by Artistic Director Neal Goren in 2000 as the Henry Street Chamber Opera, the company fills a unique niche for New York: it produces intimate operatic works intended for small spaces, offering audiences opera that is not a distant spectacle but immediate, involving, and powerful theater. In its first decade, the company has mounted two world premieres, seven US stage premieres and produced seventeen new productions of operas featuring the work of such noted stage directors as Moisés Kaufman, Diane Paulus, Mark Morris and Christopher Alden, among others.
MAYA offers the uniquely compelling and rhythmically driven combination of flute, harp and percussion, performing new music, world music, and incorporating improvisations into its performances. A project of Perspectives Ensemble, its mission is to perform, record, and commission music from a broad variety of composers with a special emphasis on nurturing relationships with emerging composers and expanding its repertoire with music from a variety of traditions. MAYA has three CDs, the most recent of which is The Book of Goddesses – Music of Robert Paterson, released by American Modern Recordings. The group has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Argosy Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.
Company XIV is a non-profit mixed media dance/theater company based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by Juilliard graduate Austin McCormick in 2006, the company works in the mediums of live dance/theater and film. The work is contemporary, yet Baroque-inspired. Taking his cue from theatre/dance/opera under the reign of Louis XIV, McCormick seeks to unite design, choreography, and music to create compelling 360-degree experiences for audiences in which they are fully immersed in the theatrical experience. The work is a unique mash up of Classical Texts, Baroque Choreography, Eclectic Music, Pop Culture References, Opera, Burlesque, Ballet, Gender Bending, Fashion, and Theatrical Staging that has left audiences and critics breathless.