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Tippet Rise on Tour: Spring Festival remains available to stream

April 19, 2021

Tippet Rise on Tour: Spring Festival featured live talks by Zoom and ten short films with musical performances and poetry readings by internationally celebrated musicians. The online festival took place April 16 - 18 on the Tippet Rise website, but like many of the events we stream, the films remain available to watch for free on our Virtual Events page. Details on the films, which were recorded in New York City at the studio of the American sculptor Joel Shapiro and at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, are below.

“We established Tippet Rise out of our enthusiasm for the endless possibilities that arise when music, sculpture, architecture, and landscape are brought together,” the art center’s co-founders Peter and Cathy Halstead said. “We’re looking forward to bringing the creativity of extraordinary musicians, poets, and filmmakers to our audiences this spring in ways that are innovative and virtual, although the feeling is completely real.”

The Films
Day One
Violinist Katie Hyun—founding member of the award winning Amphion String Quartet and founder and director of the Quodlibet Ensemble—performs Vytautas Barkauskas’ Partita for Violin solo. Pianist Pedja Mužijević performs in a program titled Is It Real (A Loving Homage to Surrealism), which includes music and spoken word by Erik Satie, Kurt Schwitters, and George Antheil.

Day Two
Pianist Richard Goode, one of today’s most revered American recitalists, performs works by Debussy, Brahms, and Mozart and recites poems by Charles Tomlinson and Wallace Stevens. MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase performs the world premiere of The Haunted Orchard, a co-commission by Tippet Rise and the Pnea Foundation, composed by Bora Yoon. Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer, co-founder of Sparks & Wiry Cries, present art songs. GRAMMY-nominated violinist Tessa Lark performs Corigliano’s Stomp.

Day Three
Cellist Arlen Hlusko performs works by Matthias McIntire, Giancarlo Latta, India Gailey, and Ryan Wilmot. American violinist Benjamin Beilman joins cellist virtuoso Gabriel Cabezas in Montgomery’s Duo for Violin and Cello. Benjamin closes the festival with a solo performance of Rogerson’s Partita for Violin.

Please click on “More info” for information about other past—and upcoming—virtual events, all available to stream online, for free!