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Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival remains available to stream on-demand

August 22, 2021

Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival may be over, but the festival’s concerts remain available to stream on demand, for free!

Seven short films featuring classical music performances by an extraordinarily talented group of artists will take you on a musical and artistic journey to a range of unexpected locations, starting with the Cyclopean House, the incredible Brookline, Massachusetts home and workplace of Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa of Ensamble Studio, where violinist and rising star Geneva Lewis will delight you with an eclectic mix of works. From there you head to New York and the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center for a captivating performance by Brandon Patrick George, flutist of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds.

Next, you will visit one of the most tranquil and beautiful places in all of New York City—the Noguchi Museum—to listen to exciting new works and poetry performed and read by the Grammy Award-winning cellist Arlen Hlusko, followed by a film featuring the wonderful and energetic pianist Jenny Chen at the Blue Gallery in Manhattan.

And then you travel to a far more unusual location—a tractor barn nestled in Colorado’s Vail Valley at nearly 9,000 feet—where pianist Anne-Marie McDermott devotes her program to one of Schubert’s masterpieces, his Piano Sonata in B-flat Major.

The festival concludes back in New York with two films—one beneath a church in Brooklyn at The Gymnasium-Gymnopedie, featuring the solo-voice ensemble The New Consort, and then again at the Blue Gallery for a performance by pianist Michael Brown, featuring a work of his own composition, Breakup Etude for Right Hand Alone, along with works by Chopin and Mendelssohn.

Full program details and links to each day’s performances are listed below, as well as on the Tippet Rise Virtual Events page. All performances remain available to stream on-demand for free.

August Festival | Day One
Geneva Lewis, violin
EUGÈNE YSAŸE: Sonata No. 5 in G Major for solo violin, Op. 27
Filmed at Cyclopean House, Brookline, Massachusetts
Jean Coleman, filmmaker; Noriko Okabe, audio engineer. Duration:

Brandon Patrick George, flute
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Partita in A Minor for solo flute, BWV 1013
Filmed at Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York
Tristan Cook, filmmaker; George Wellington, audio engineer. Duration: 21’

August Festival | Day Two
Arlen Hlusko, cello
JOHN CONAHAN: Philly ‘hood Flashes
NICHOLAS YANDELL: Restless/Release
DAVID JAEGER: The Blue Trees Rise Again (1. Landscape, 2. Evening, 3. Conjure You)
SETH COLE: Mi’Mahalah L’Mahol (From Sickness to Dancing)
Filmed at The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York
Jean Coleman, filmmaker; Noriko Okabe, audio engineer. Duration: 20’

Jenny Chen, piano
FRANZ LISZT: Three Concert Études, S. 144, Étude No. 3 Un Sospiro
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
FRANZ LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10, in E Major, S.244/10
Filmed at Blue Gallery, New York, New York
Xuan, filmmaker; Noriko Okabe, audio engineer. Duration: 25’

August Festival | Day Three
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
Filmed at Tractor Barn, Edwards, Colorado
Tristan Cook, filmmaker; Jim Ruberto, audio engineer. Duration: 45’

August Festival | Day Four
The New Consort, vocal ensemble (Madeline Apple Healey, Rhianna Cockrell, Clifton Massey,
Nathan Hodgson, Brian Mummert)
CARLO GESUALDO: “Moro, lasso, almio duolo”
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: “Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena”
SAMIH CHOUKEIR, arranged by Shireen Abu Khader: Lau Rahal Sawti
Filmed at Gymnopedie, Brooklyn, NY
Jean Coleman, filmmaker, Noriko Okabe, audio engineer. Duration: 30’

Michael Brown, piano
MICHAEL BROWN: Breakup Etude for Right Hand Alone (2020)
FREDERIC CHOPIN: Impromptu in F-sharp Major, Op. 36
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN: Poème in F-sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
Filmed at Blue Gallery, New York, New York
Xuan, filmmaker; Noriko Okabe, audio engineer. Durati