Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival will premiere 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.
The festival culminates on Sunday, August 22 with two programs. The first is performed by The New Consort, a project-based, solo-voice ensemble directed by baritone Brian Mummert. Pianist and composer Michael Brown closes 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)
CARLO GESUALDO: “Moro, lasso, almio duolo”
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: “Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena”
TED HEARNE: Ripple
SAMIH CHOUKEIR, arranged by Shireen Abu Khader: Lau Rahal Sawti
Michael Brown, piano
MAURICE RAVEL: Jeux d’eau
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. Duration: 30’