* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
Our series continues with creators of new opera joining forces to deliver contemporary arias and scenes (with a
little musical theatre thrown in for good measure!). Writers Rick Bassett, Leanna Kirchoff, George Lam, Zach
Redler and Sara Cooper, and Mark Sonnenblick represent the John Duffy Composers Institute, American Opera
Projects, and Rhymes With Opera. Special guests from Manhattan School of Music will perform excerpts of Rachel
Peters’s own opera-in-progress, Companionship.
Additional Performances by Elisabeth Halliday, Trevor James, Billy Kiessling, Christiana Little, and Arri Simon.
With Rick Bassett and Zach Redler at the keys.
Miriam Nash spent her early years living on an island off the west coast of Scotland. Her poetry has taken her to the USA, Singapore and across the UK, where she has been published in Magma, Brand and Generations Magazine and performed at Tate Britain, Singaporeʼs Esplanade and Chicagoʼs Green Mill. She has been an active part of the UK and Singapore poetry scenes, leading workshops in schools and producing large-scale poetry projects for young people. In 2012 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Her debut chapbook, Small Change, is published by Flipped Eye Publishing. http://miriamnash.com/
Sam Selinger is currently studying in the MFA program at New York University. His poems have been published in The Wallace Stevens Journal, Grey Magazine, Explosion-Proof, and Bat City Review, among other places. He is originally from Chicago, and lives in Brooklyn.
Iva Ticic is a Croatian transplant to New York. This makes her an internationally published, bilingual poet whose poetry focuses mainly on the confessional, the feminist, and the postmodern. She holds MAs in American Literature and Public Speaking from the University of Zagreb, Croatia and is presently finishing her MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Iva is passionate about the written and spoken word as well as about promoting the power of literature in inspiring the lives of young women and girls. This passion has recently taken her to Central America where in Honduras she taught orphaned girls creative writing. For the second year in a row, she is proud to be one of AAUW's international fellows. Follow her on twitter @IvaHasWords
Micah Zevin currently lives with his wife, a playwright in Bronx, N.Y. He is a librarian for the Queens Library in Astoria, Queens, New York. He has most recently published poems in The Runaway Parade, www.keepthisbagawayfromchildren.com and Killing The Angel. He is attending the New School towards his MFA in poetry to be completed in Spring 2014.
“Though her approach has earned her comparisons to Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, the similarities are superficial. Like Parlato, she’s an assured technician with a whole bag of impressive tricks. Like Stevens and, for that matter, Esperanza Spalding, she has an affinity for folk. But …she’s got her own thing, and it’s very much worth listening to.” -Jon Garelick, Arts Fuse USA
“[Schrire] is a talented singer who's also a serious musician, very committed to her art, never afraid to try out something new in her own irrepressible style.” -Alison Bentley, London Jazz (UK)
Jennifer often leaves her brood to entertain the troops. She has performed in over 300 military shows in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, UAE, Djibouti, Bahrain, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Korea,
Kwajelean, Guam, Japan, Iceland and dozens of other countries.
It was during these trips to war zones that Jennifer added the title documentary filmmaker to her list of jobs.
Jennifer’s powerful directorial debut: “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” has received critical acclaim and has
been invited to screen at film festivals worldwide. Several universities including Harvard and UCLA have included
“Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” as part of their curriculum.
"The Israeli-born pianist Anat Fort's second CD with her trio is turbulent but spare, knife-edged but tender,
brimming with melodic hooks that loop in sinuous shapes and a slightly klezmeric insouciance.-- Fred Kaplan,
Slate magazines 10 best albums of 2010.
"Tivey is a dynamic improviser and compelling composer, nicely rooted in the past but always looking forward."--
Ralph Alessi, trumpeter/composer
Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based in Alexander, Arkansas. Its mission, in the words
of Adrienne Rich, is to publish work that disturbs and enraptures. In addition to full length collections of poetry,
chapbooks, and novels, SRP publishes two quarterly journals of poetry, Assaracus: A Journal of Gay
Poetry, and Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, and a third journal of prose, Jonathan: A
Journal of Gay Fiction.
The violin/cello Duo, "TJ and Di", will share their artistry in a performance of 'The Best of Broadway'.
From Jerome Kern to George Gershwin, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Jerry Herman, passing by Burton Lane and Jerry Bock...and from the deep South to Oklahoma, from Ireland to Siam to the shtetls of Russia, TJ and Di will take you on a musical journey you won't easily forget!
GEMINI JOURNEY & FRIENDS, including a return appearance of the percussionist Fred Simpson, will perform Broadway hits and present the Poetry of the great Broadway lyricists.
CARNATIC SUNDAYS, curated by Arun Ramamurthy, is a series which presents traditional South Indian classical music and innovative projects influenced by it. Roopa Mahadevan takes stage tonight, a vocalist trained under Smt. Astha Ramesh, disciple of the late D.K. Jayaraman. Roopa received the highly-regarded Fullbright Scholarship in 2007 to study Carnatic music in Chennai, India and built a name for herself performing in major venues. Roopa regularly performs in Chennai and around the US.
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times