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The Body Untied – Concert in honor of Brittany Duchess, Anne de Bretagne

  • Posted by bzhny
  • On May 17, 2016
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  • Anne de Bretagne, Association, Bretagne, Bretons, Brittany, Brittany Day, BZH New York, Community, Culture, events, Festival Daniou, Fête de la Bretagne, Lutherian Holy Trinity Church, New York, Organization, Simon Frisch

‘THE BODY UNTIED’

When: May 17, 2016 at 8 pm

Where: Lutheran Holy Trinity Church (3 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023)

General Entrance$20 ($16 with discount code).

 Premium Entrance (Front row tickets – limited to 60 tickets): $30 ($25 with discount code).

Purchase tickets HERE

Entrance on site: $25

BZH New York and Festival Daniou, are thrilled to open the 2016 Fête de la Bretagne with the full premiere of young American-Breton composer Simon Frisch’s The Body Untied for two singers and baroque chamber orchestra.

See the trailer of the concert: HERE.

The Body Untied is multi-movement fable in music that revives the life and legendary funeral of Brittany’s last duchess, Anne de Bretagne (1477 – 1514). It is a story set between land and sea, biography and myth, about the transformation into symbol of a woman who surpassed the circumstances of her birth to enormous consequence then and in the five centuries since. The texts — infused with chilling winds, sea salt, flora, violence, and mourning — are drawn from her court, funeral rites, folk icon Anjela Duval, and contemporary Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trévien.

About the concert: TheBodyUntied_May17

Featured are artists of Festival Daniou, as well as Breton folk music performed by friends of BZH New York.

Event with the support of Hélène Conway-Mouret, representing the constituency of French citizens living abroad, and the Brittany region for Brittany Day 2016!

ABOUT THE COMPOSER

Simon Frisch

Simon Frisch is a New York and Brittany-based composer and cultural advocate. Recent premieres include his “lovely and delicate” Sandglass Vespers for the New Juilliard Ensemble at Alice Tully Hall, and a suite of Patricia Barber song adaptations commissioned by Renée Fleming that “shattered musical boundaries” (Chicago Tribune), heard in Chicago, Washington D.C., Toronto, London, San Francisco, and New York.

He is also a founder and director of Festival Daniou, a Brittany chamber music residency entering its third season after two acclaimed concert series in the summers of 2014 and 2015. For his activities as director and composer, he has been profiled by Bretagne Actuelle, ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), Ouest France, and the 2011 Bayreuth Almanach.

Simon was winner of the 2014-15 New Juilliard Ensemble commissioning competition and recipient of a 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award. In 2011, he was chosen by the Richard Wagner Society of New York to attend the 100th Bayreuth Festival on receiving the 2011 Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung (Richard Wagner Bursary Fund). He is now faculty at The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program and maintains a private studio.

ABOUT THE SOLOISTS

  • Possessed of a rare high-tenor voice and a winning stage persona that comfortably embraces both comedic and dramatic roles, Marc Molomot enjoys an international career in opera and on the concert stage. Originally known for appearances with the world’s leading early music ensembles, and conductors including William Christie, John Eliot Gardiner, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Nicholas McGegan, Andrew Parrott and Stephen Stubbs, he is now praised as “an excellent actor-singer” in repertoire of all eras.
  • Davone Tines, deemed a “…charismatic, full-voiced bass-baritone…” by The New York Times, is building an international career commanding a broad spectrum of opera and concert performance.
  • Viktoriya Koreneva is a mesmerizing mezzo-soprano whose striking stage presence and captivating vocal abilities have garnered her international praise
  • Praised by the New York Times for her “distinguished singing” and her “spunky Barbarina”, soprano Deborah Dee has performed many roles including Musetta in La Boheme, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nedda in I Pagliacci , Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte.

ABOUT THE DANIOU FESTIVAL

Festival Daniou is a platform for internationally accomplished young musicians and the Breton community to engage with history and culture, through New York City events and a summer residency in Brittany. Acclaimed for “dazzling displays of talent” (Ouest France, 2015) and “programming both classical and innovative” (Le Telegramme, 2015). In two short years, Festival Daniou has offered dozens of European and world premieres of emerging composers, while highlighting Brittany’s most extraordinary locations, such as Les Essarts (the historic Forbes family estate in Saint-Briac) and the Île du Guesclin, and all while bringing support to local businesses and restoration of architecture. New York City performances partner with New York-based French organizations to promote Breton culture and language, highlighting the upcoming residency’s artists, venues, and featured music. Festival Daniou has been featured by ASCAP (“a blossoming festival”), and in Bretagne Actuelle.

Purchase Tickets: Box Office 

  • General Entrance$20, ($16 with discount code).
  • Premium Entrance (Front row tickets – limited to 60 tickets): $30 ($25 with discount code).
  • Entrance on site: $25

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