Monday, April 30, 2012

SongFusion Presents States of Mind on May 8 in NYC

If you're in the New York City area, head on over to the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on May 8 for States of Mind, a recital of new American art song presented by SongFusion featuring visual artist Kevork Mourad. About the project:
"States of Mind" uses as its point of departure the Baroque Doctrine of Affections. Over the course of three mini narratives held together thematically and visually, SongFusion explores opposing pairings of affections - love/hate, joy/sorrow, wonder/desire to create a joint multidisciplinary artwork with projections of visual art. Mourad, who has a deep musical understanding and has worked with the leading musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, has a highly individual artistic style in which he provides his response to the poetry and music. “States of Mind” aspires to be a modern look at everyday states of being. In America. Today.

This concert will feature sopranos Mary McKenzie and Victoria Bowers, baritone Michael Kelly, flutist Henrik Heide, and violist Ed Klorman, with Liza Stepanova and Kathleen Tagg on piano. Tickets are $15 advance/$20 at the door.

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