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August 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM MTAugust Festival | Day Four

Tippet Rise on Tour

Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival premiered seven new short performance films between August 19 and August 22. The films feature classical music performances that took place at wonderful and unusual locations across the country, from a tractor barn in Colorado to Ensamble Studio’s Cyclopean House in Massachusetts to the Noguchi Museum in New York City.

Day Four:
The festival culminated on Sunday, August 22 with two programs. The first was performed by The New Consort, a project-based, solo-voice ensemble directed by baritone Brian Mummert. Pianist and composer Michael Brown closed the festival with a program featuring Chopin’s Impromptu in F-sharp Major, Mendelssohn’s Rondo Capriccioso, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau, Scriabin’s Poème in F-sharp Major, as well as a work of his own composition, Breakup Etude for Right Hand Alone.

The New Consort, vocal ensemble (Madeline Apple Healey, Rhianna Cockrell, Clifton Massey, Nathan Hodgson, Brian Mummert)
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: “Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena”
CARLO GESUALDO: “Moro, lasso, almino duolo”
SAMIH CHOUKEIR, arranged by Shireen Abu Khader: Lau Rahal Sawti
Filmed at: The Gymnasium-Gymnopedie, Brooklyn, New York
Jean Coleman, filmmaker; Noriko Okabe, audio engineer

Michael Brown, piano
FREDERIC CHOPIN: Impromptu in F-sharp Major, Op. 36
MICHAEL BROWN: Breakup Etude for Right Hand Alone (2020)
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. Duration: 30’