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Op on Screen 2012 Festival – Video Screening of Sorrel Hayes’ The Bee Opera
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower East Side Performing Arts, Inc., Elodie Lauten, Director, presents Sorrel Hays' The Bee Opera and other recent works on Saturday, September 15 at 2 PM in the community room of New York Public Library’s Hamilton Fish branch, 415 Houston Street at Avenue D in Manhattan. This will be the third program of the sixth season of the Op on Screen Festival of video/multimedia screenings of opera and music theater pieces, this year focusing on works by women.
The Bee Opera is a two act comic “pocket” opera, with texts by Sorrel Hays, Denise Duhamel, Gertrude Stein, Eamon Grennan and Maureen Seaton. The program will also feature a live performance by Andrew Bolotowsky, flute.
The schedule for the rest of Op on Screen 2012 is Program 4 - September 22 - Elodie Lauten - Excerpts from Waking in New York, an opera in progress setting the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, in collaboration with Frank Haye and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Gospel Choir. Live performance: Andrew Bolotowsky and Mary Hurlbut, soprano.
All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-388-0202 or visit http://www.lesperfor mingarts.org/.
Andrew Bolotowsky has performed over 3,000 solo recitals and worked with, among many others, the Westchester Philharmonic and Brooklyn Philharmonic orchestras, Downtown Music Productions, Music Downtown, American Festival of Microtonal Music, Soho Baroque Opera, Muse (Colonial American Music), the Delbartin Baroque Ensemble and the New Amsterdam Baroque Ensemble.
Lower East Side Performing Arts (L.E.S.P.A.), Inc. aims to improve the quality of life in downtown New York City by organizing programs to preserve and develop culture in all of its forms, with special attention to women, minorities and ethnic diversity; to counteract the negative effects of rising real estate prices on communities and to prevent the current exodus of New York artists by encouraging new work; as an alternative to high-priced profit-driven entertainment, to offer free/low-cost cultural programs that are enlightening, educational and appealing, with a degree of depth that effectively addresses the complexity of our time. More about them at http://www.lesperfor mingarts.org/.
Lower East Side Performing Arts is funded, in part, by Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Materials for the Arts.
L.E.S.P.A. Director Elodie Lauten (http://www.elodielauten.net ) is an original post-minimalist who writes piano, electronic, chamber and orchestral music. Her landmarks are neo-operas evolving or deconstructing the classic form: The Two-Cents Opera premiered in March 2009 at Theater for the New City; The Death of Don Juan reissued on CD by Unseen Worlds called “a masterpiece of new music” (2008), and Waking in New York from the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, listed on Sequenza21 as “one of the most influential works of the last three decades”. The discography includes 30 titles, released on Lovely Music, O.O. Discs, Point/Polygram, New Tone (Italy), 4-Tay, Tellus, Nonsequitur, Capstone, Pitch, Studio 21 and Unseen Worlds.
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