METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
FIONA GILLESPIE AND ELLIOT COLE: TAM LIN
Friday, January 3, 2020
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY 10011
7:00pm doors / 7:30pm show
Tickets: $15 general / $5 students
A modern adaptation of the 16th-century Scottish ballad "Tam Lin” — a story of transformation and love to life in a musical drama weaving traditional Celtic, medieval, and modern musical threads.
This world premiere performance will feature Fiona Gillespie, Elliot Cole, Bradley King, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Sian Ricketts, Paul Morton, Loren Ludwig, Caitlin Hedges, Ben Matus, Tracy Cowart, Genevieve Gillespie, and Dylan Greene.
Illustrated projections by Sasha Welm to accompany the performance.
Fiona is a New York City-based classical and folk singer. Raised in a family of traditional Celtic musicians in Bethlehem, PA, Fiona grew up step dancing, singing ballads, and playing the Irish whistle, on which she competed nationally and internationally until 2006… READ MORE
While all the other kids were learning addition in first grade, Kivie Cahn-Lipman was running around the classroom singing that he was a yeti. His kindly teacher said he was very musical, so Kivie was allowed his choice of instruments along with the therapy. He told… READ MORE
Tracy Cowart enjoys a wide range of interests, from twelfth-century polyphony to contemporary art music. She has sung with period ensembles including Apollo’s Fire, La Donna Musicale, Exsultemus, Musica Pacifica, Opera Lafayette, the Newberry Consort… READ MORE
Loren studied viola da gamba at Oberlin Conservatory and holds a PhD in Critical and Comparative Studies in Music from the University of Virginia. As a viol player, Loren performs widely as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a co-founder of critically acclaimed… READ MORE
Sian Ricketts enjoys a multi-faceted career as a singer and period woodwinds specialist. This season, she performs medieval, Renaissance and baroque chamber music and orchestral repertoire with ensembles such as Alkemie (NY), Bach Collegium Fort Wayne (IN)… READ MORE