Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival will premiere seven new short performance films between August 19 and August 22. The films feature gorgeous classical music performances in 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.
On Thursday, August 19, violinist and rising star Geneva Lewis performed an eclectic mix of works including Biber’s Passacaglia, Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 5 in G Major for solo violin, and Kaija Saariaho’s Nocturne. The program was filmed at the Cyclopean House, designed and owned by Ensamble Studio, in Brookline, Massachusetts. The second film of the evening highlights returning artist Brandon Patrick George, who is the flutist of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds, playing Bach’s Partita in A Minor for solo flute, David Lang’s Thorn, and Air by acclaimed Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu, whose legacy includes scores to close to 100 films. This performance was filmed in the Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Geneva Lewis, violin
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Nocturne
HEINRICH IGNATZ BIBER: Passacaglia
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
Brandon Patrick George, flute
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Partita in A Minor for solo flute, BWV 1013
TŌRU TAKEMITSU: Air
DAVID LANG: Thorn
Filmed at Jerome Robbins Theater at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York
Tristan Cook, filmmaker; George Wellington, audio engineer