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.
On Friday, August 20, cellist Arlen Hlusko and pianist Jenny Chen showcased new works filmed at the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Queens, New York. The pieces were commissioned during the pandemic via Instagram and composed by Seth Cole, John Conahan, David Jaeger, Michelle Barzel Ross, and Nicholas Yandell. Jenny Chen performed Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major and his Concert Study No. 3 in D-flat Major, “Un Sospiro,” as well as Chopin’s Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, recorded at the Blue Gallery in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
Arlen Hlusko, cello
JOHN CONAHAN: Philly ‘hood Flashes
NICHOLAS YANDELL: Restless/Release
MICHELLE BARZEL ROSS: Haiku
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.
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’