co-produced by BETH MORRISON PROJECTS and VisionIntoArt
Opus 1 2009 Galapagos Art Space
Opus 2 2011 The Kitchen
Opus 3 2013 BAM Next Wave Festival
Opus LA 2016 Walt Disney Concert Hall
After three critically acclaimed New York festivals in 2009, 2011, and 2013 at Galapagos, The Kitchen, and BAM Next Wave Festival respectively, BMP is taking the 21c Liederabend on tour. An expansive re-imagining of the traditional art song recital, the 21c Liederabend combines leading contemporary composers with world-class librettists, and cutting- edge multimedia, sound and lighting design to create immersive concerts.
In addition to artists from previous successful Liederabend concerts, our touring production can be created from our current roster of extraordinary, Brooklyn-centric composers, or it can be tailored to highlight the culture and community of a specific city, state or country by incorporating local composers and performers.
“Enthralling… a succinct definition of just what song is: a personal utterance with global reach and universal impact.”
-The New York Times
“Each piece reached out to the listener/viewer; there was no evidence of the musical standoffishness that characterized some 20th-century trends.”
“Turns the art-song recital inside out.”
-New York Magazine
“An ambitious evening of contemporary art song and opera.”– New York Times
“Reinventing the art of the song recital for Generation Y.”
-The New Yorker
Photos by Noah Stern Weber and Jill Steinberg