METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
A series with composer and performer Molly Joyce
Photo by Leo Castaneda
Light is a multi-part concert series featuring female musicians of our time. The series includes programs from a new all-female composer collective, an advocacy-focused initiative, and works performed by the composers themselves.
Light spotlights critical motivations, process, and creative solutions composers and performing artists employ in developing and presenting work that is artistically grounded, socially motivated, and culturally driven.
The series begins with the newly-formed composers collective, Kinds of Kings. The group, comprised of 6 young composers, will be presenting two programs at 1 Rivington beginning with KINDS OF STRINGS, an interactive performance-reading featuring quartets from the collective performed by the Desdemona Quartet, with live introductions from the composers. October 15, 7:00pm. Learn more.
In the new year, Light picks up again in January with Hear Her Song, the debut program from a new organization I greatly admire, The Canales Project. Founded by singer Carla Canales, the project aims to honor the achievements and courageous life choices of distinguished women through newly commissioned songs inspired by their words, in collaboration with poet/lyricist Jacqueline Suskin and Hamilton music director, Kurt Crowley. The program premiered in March 2017 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. I’m very excited to bring this multidisciplinary, and often moving, collaboration to NYC’s Caveat in January 2019.
Light concludes with a night of composer-performer sets, with styles ranging from folk to pop to experimental, and seemingly everything in-between. Full line-up to be announced soon.