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Peter and the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 at 1:00PM

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Peter and the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Saturday, Dec 07, 2019 at 1:00PM

New York, NY , United States of America




Works
& Process at the Guggenheim

presents

Peter
& the Wolf
 with
Isaac Mizrahi

December
7-15, 2019

 

"Book
fast. This is a popular show."

-
The New Yorker

 

"A
new holiday tradition"

-
The New York Times

 

"Isaac
Mizrahi...(is) a natural storyteller with musical instincts and
vivacious wit." - 
The
New York Times

 

Video
Preview 
https://youtu.be/lwluEO88wxU

 

Works
& Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
Peter
& the Wolf
with
Isaac Mizrahi 
from
December 7-15, 2019, with performances Saturday, December 7 and 14 at
1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm; Sunday, December 8 and 15 at 2:30pm and 4pm;
Friday, December 13 at 6:30pm

 

Isaac
Mizrahi narrates and directs Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's
classic. Ensemble Signal (conducted by Oliver Hagen from 12/7-8 and
Brad Lubman from 12/13-15) performs the music, and the cast,
wearing costumes by Mizrahi, performs choreography by John
Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and
young at heart.

 

In
conjunction with the Sunday, December 8, 2:30pm performance and in
partnership with the Guggenheim's education department and Simon &
Schuster Children's Publishing there will be a Children's
Book Illustrator Series event. Two-time Caldecott Medal winning
illustrator Chris Raschka, will read from his illustrated telling
of 
Peter
& The Wolf
 at
1:30 pm, followed by the performance. Tickets for this special event
are $100/$95 member and include a signed copy of Chris
Raschka's 
Peter
& the Wolf
.

 

No
matter how tall or small, everyone needs a ticket. Please enter via
the ramp at the corner of 5th Ave & 88th St.

 

ABOUT
PETER & THE WOLF

In
1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted
piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of
the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he
came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter &
the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and
adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will,
opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and
ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter
captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him
over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the
zoo. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections and
each character in the story is represented by an instrument: Peter -
strings; Grandfather - bassoon; Duck - oboe; Hunter - timpani; Bird -
flute; Cat - clarinet; and Wolf - french horn.

 

Cast:
Derrick Arthur, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Mayfield Haynes,
Daniel Pettrow, Macy Sullivan, Gus Solomons

 

TICKETS
& VENUE

$45,
$40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process (unless
otherwise noted)

House
seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On
a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before
performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.

Premium
Front Row Ticketing: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and
Guggenheim members.

Box
Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum

1071
Fifth Avenue, New York

 

No
matter how tall or small, everyone needs a ticket. 

 

Please
enter via the ramp at the corner of 5th Ave & 88th St.

 

Isaac
Mizrahi
 (libra) has directed numerous theatrical
productions and operas including a 2014 production
of The Magic Flute at Opera Theatre of
Saint Louis. Mizrahi has worked extensively in the theater
both as a performer and a designer of sets and costumes.
He was the subject and co-creator of Unzipped,
a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994
ready-to-wear collection which received an award at the Sundance
Film Festival. He has been a leader in the fashion industry
for nearly 30 years and currently serves as the Chief
Designer for the IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi and Isaac
Mizrahi Live! collections. He hosted his own television talk
show for five years, has written three books and has made
countless appearances in movies and television. Mizrahi has
his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment, under which
he has several projects in development in television, theatre and
literature. His New York Times bestselling
memoir, I.M., was published in February 2019. He
performs cabaret across the country and will be appearing at Café
Carlyle January 21-February 8, 2020. 

 

Originally
from Anchorage, Alaska, John Heginbotham (choreography)
graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, and was a member of Mark
Morris Dance Group (1998-2012). In 2011, he founded Dance
Heginbotham, which has been presented and commissioned by Baryshnikov
Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Duke Performances, Jacob's
Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln
Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. John
received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and in June 2014, he was
awarded the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award. John is currently a Research
Fellow at the National Center for Choreography at The University of
Akron (NCCAkron), was awarded a 2017/18 New York City Center
Choreography Fellowship, was a 2016 Fellow at NYU's Center for Ballet
and the Arts, and is a two-time recipient of the Jerome Robbins
Foundation New Essential Works (NEW) Fellowship (2010, 2012).
Sought-after as a freelance choreographer, John's current projects
include a new commission for The Washington Ballet, 2019; the Tony
Award-winning Oklahoma!, directed by Daniel Fish(premiere
at Bard Summerscape, 2015; St. Ann's Warehouse, 2018; Broadway,
2019); and John Adams' Girls of the Golden West, directed
by Peter Sellars (San Francisco Opera, 2017; Dutch National Opera,
2019). John is the Director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, and is a
founding teacher of Dance for PD®, an ongoing collaboration between
the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

 

Brad
Lubman
, conductor/composer is founding Co-Artistic and Music
Director of Ensemble Signal. Lubman is one of the foremost conductors
of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two
decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world's most distinguished
orchestras and new music ensembles, he has gained widespread
recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful
interpretations. His flexibility in a variety of settings has led him
to conduct a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary
works, and to direct projects including orchestra, opera, multimedia,
and mixed ensemble. Lubman has led major orchestras including
the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony,
Filarmonica della Scala, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Dresden
Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart, WDR Symphony Cologne,
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony and
the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he
has worked with some of the most important ensembles for contemporary
music, including London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum
Wien, musikFabrik and Steve Reich and Musicians. His own music
has been performed in the USA and Europe, and can be heard on his CD,
Insomniac, on Tzadik. Brad Lubman is on faculty at the Eastman School
of Music and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute.

 

Grammy-winning
pianist and conductor Oliver Hagen is currently on
faculty at Juilliard Pre-College, Special Music School, and School
for Strings in New York City. Hagen has performed with Ensemble
Signal since its debut in 2008. Since then, he has appeared as a
pianist in Signal performances at venues such as Carnegie's Zankel
Hall, The Shed, Lincoln Center Festival, Library of Congress, Big
Ears and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has performed over 140 Steve
Reich concerts with Signal including the world premiere
of Reich/Richter and the US Premiere of Runner.
He has also conducted Signal in Isaac Mizrahi's Peter & The Wolf
at The Guggenheim Museum (NY). Between 2010 and 2012, Hagen was the
assistant conductor of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. While
there, he worked with Pierre Boulez, Susanna Mälkki, and Matthias
Pintscher, among others. Having had a strong association with the
Lucerne Festival Academy, Hagen performed one of the solo piano parts
in the 2009 performance of Pierre Boulez's at the KKL Lucerne, with
Pierre Boulez conducting. This will always be one of his most
cherished memories. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at
the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Brad Lubman for
many years.

 

Ensemble
Signal
, described by the New York Times as "one
of the most vital groups of its kind," is a NY-based ensemble
dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a
diverse range of contemporary works through performance,
commissioning, recording, and education. Signal was founded by
Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic
Director/Conductor Brad Lubman. Since its debut in 2008, Signal has
performed over 300 concerts, given NY, world or US premieres of over
20 works, and co-produced ten recordings. Signal has appeared at
Lincoln Center Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, BIG EARS, Cal
Performances, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and The Library of Congress
and has worked with artists including Reich, Lachenmann, Gordon,
Lang, Wolfe, Knussen and Abrahamsen. Their recording of Reich's Music
for 18 Musicians
 released in May 2015 on harmonia mundi
received a Diapason d'or and appeared on the Billboard Classical
Crossover Charts. Throughout 2017-18, they performed the US
premieres of Reich's Runner at venues across the US.
In the spring of 2019 Signal performed the world premiere of
Reich's Reich/Richter for large ensemble, with
artwork and film by Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz for the
inaugural season of New York's new multi-arts venue, The Shed.

 

Works
& Process at the Guggenheim
 
Described
by 
The
New York Times
 as
"an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the
creative process," for 35 years, New Yorkers have been able to
see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an
intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the
performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works
and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading
creators and performers. Most performances take place in the
Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B.
Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new
residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new
works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim
rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

 

 

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