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The Chamber Music of Julia Perry

The Julia Perry Centenary Celebration and Festival presented by Experiential Orchestra and Videmus celebrates the chamber music of this important composer. 

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The Chamber Music of Julia Perry

About the Event

In Partnership with the Mannes School of Music at The New School College of Performing Arts

The Julia Perry Centenary Celebration and Festival presented by Experiential Orchestra and Videmus celebrates the chamber music of this important composer. 

Soloists from Experiential Orchestra, along with guest soloists baritone Will Liverman, bass-baritone Donnie Ray Albert and flutist Brandon Patrick George, will perform selections from Julia Perry’s chamber music catalog including the presumed world premiere of her Quinary Quixotic Songs as well as Six Contrasts for Baritone and Pastoral for solo flute and ensemble. 

Angela Hammond will provide an overview of Perry’s life, and a panel discussion with Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization; Loki Karuna, Interdisciplinary Arts Activist; and composer Anthony M. Kelley will be moderated by Co-Founder, Artistic Director & Violist of Castle of our Skins Ashleigh Gordon. MacDowell Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano will discuss Perry’s eight stays at the nation’s preeminent artist residency program between 1954 and 1968.

Artists:

Soloists from Experiential Orchestra

Donnie Ray Albert, Bass-Baritone

Brandon Patrick George, Flute

Will Liverman, Baritone*

Angela Hammond, Speaker

Chiwoniso Kaitano, Executive Director, MacDowell

Panel Discussion with Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization; Loki Karuna, Interdisciplinary Arts Activist; and composer Anthony M. Kelley; moderated by Ashleigh Gordon, Co-Founder, Artistic Director & Violist of Castle of our Skins

*Will Liverman is released courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera to perform this evening.

Program:

Serenity for Solo Clarinet by Julia Perry (1972) 

The Spark
Angela Hammond, Speaker

Quinary Quixotic Songs for Bass Baritone and Five Instruments by Julia Perry (1976, world premiere)
Donnie Ray Albert, Bass-baritone

Panel Discussion: The Relevance of Julia Perry in Today’s World
With Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization; Loki Karuna, Interdisciplinary Arts Activist; and composer Anthony M. Kelley; moderated by Ashleigh Gordon, Co-Founder, Artistic Director & Violist of Castle of our Skins

~ intermission ~

Julia Perry at MacDowellChiwoniso Kaitano, Executive Director, MacDowell 

Pastoral by Julia Perry (1959)
Brandon Patrick George, Flute 

Six Contrasts for Baritone
Will Liverman, Baritone 
TBD, Piano

Symphony No. 13 for Wind Quintet by Julia Perry (1976)

The Julia Perry Centenary Celebration & Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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John L. Tishman Auditorium

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