Tuesday, May 19, 2020

VIRTUAL PREMIERE THURSDAY at 6pm Music Kitchen Forgotten Voices #15 Featuring Kamala Sankaram's "Hooking In"

Forgotten Voices
Song Cycle Commissionied by Music Kitchen 
With Support from Carnegie Hall
Celebrating 30,000 Homeless Shelter Clients,
100 Concerts
and The15th Season
 ~ Featuring Comment Texts by Homeless Shelter Clients
Set By 15 Composers ~
Premiering One Song Each Month
for 15 Months in a Selected Shelter
Through May 2020

Forgotten Voices World Premiere

Presented in Association with Carnegie Hall 

Zankel Hall

 ~ Coming Soon ~

Well, Thursday would have been our Carnegie Hall World Premiere.  Best laid plans...!  As we wait for our *New and Improved* Carnegie Hall date at a later, safer time, for now the music goes on, even in quarantine!  And even from home, this has been for me an exciting day of premiere week as guest speaker for Chamber Music America, and interviews with WQXR and on Facebook Live for Dream Leapers with Harriette Cole!

I hope you will join us on Thursday May 21st at 6pm when we will present another "Music Kitchen Bridging the Distance" ZoomCast including the virtual public premiere of our 15th and final Forgotten Voices song, "Hooking In" by Kamala Sankaram!  With a text describing fishing, and summer fast approaching, the song resonates as both literal and poetic.  While there are many "fish" in our lives that seem to be eluding us now, with our attempts hitting many snags along the way, we will eventually "hook in" and catch what we desire! Of course we proudly continue the tradition of offering priority access to Music Kitchen shelter clients, but on Thursday, we are delighted to offer to the public the performance and a Q&A with the artists!  Please see below for ZoomCast Details (the ZoomCast limit is 300 and is accessible on a first come first served basis).
As always, I hope you will include Music Kitchen and the Forgotten Voices project in your giving by clicking here:
Thank you for all you do.
Warmest Regards,
Music Kitchen New York City - Photos by Jaime Yaela

Forgotten Voices World Premiere

Presented in Association with Carnegie Hall

Zankel Hall

 ~Coming Soon ~

Chosen Text
"The onchor reminds me of a day of fishing all the things it entails; from moving from one fishing hole to another, to getting to that special spot, catching a small one, hooking in, and the drama of loosing a potential big one, seeing the big one, getting snagged on a log. Hooking into the big one again, and eating it for dinner." 
-Shelter client

Praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times), and a “new voice from whom we will surely be hearing more” (LA Times), Kamala Sankaram has received commissions from Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Opera on Tap, Opera Memphis, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, among others. She is the recipient of a Jonathan Larson Award from the American Theater Wing, and has received grants from Opera America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kevin Spacey Foundation, and the MAP Fund. Residencies and fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Watermill Center, the Civilians, HERE Arts Center, CAP21, Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis, the Hermitage, and American Lyric Theater. As a resident artist at HERE Arts Center, Kamala created MIRANDA, which was the winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical. THUMBPRINT, her second opera (written in collaboration with librettist Susan Yankowitz), premiered in the 2014 PROTOTYPE Festival, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition,  Agence French Presse, and over 25 media outlets around the world. THUMBPRINT has since received productions at LA Opera and Opera Ithaca. She is currently working with Opera on Tap and librettist Jerre Dye on THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS, the first opera written for virtual reality. Episode 1 is now available on SamsungVR.

Featured Artists

Adrienne Danrich, soprano
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Ling Ling Huang, violin
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Alexis Gerlach, cello

Dvorak Bass Quintet:
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Hector Falcon, violin
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Alexis Gerlach, cello
John-Paul Norpoth, double bass

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Music Kitchen - Food for the Soul
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