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Rhymes With Opera annual Opera Potluck Salon at the Flea Theater

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019 at 7:00PM

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  • Dec 2019

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Rhymes With Opera annual Opera Potluck Salon at the Flea Theater

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019 at 7:00PM

New York, NY , United States of America




Rhymes
With Opera

hosts
annual Opera Potluck Salon

at
the Flea Theater

Wednesday,
December 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

Rhymes
With Opera (RWO)
 will present its
annual
Opera Potluck Salon on
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street,
NYC. Doors open at 7pm and performances begin at 7:30pm, with a
suggested donation of $10. The Salon features performances from the
Rhymes With Opera ensemble, composer and cellist Fjóla Evans, songs
from the Downtown alt-cabaret songwriting No Hope, and sound artist
Matthew Sullivan.

 

The
RWO Salon series was founded in the fall of 2011 as a communal event
at which composers and new musicians could try out new work in front
of their peers. As much a social event as it is a performance, the
RWO Salon is a celebratory gathering where performers are invited to
share their work, and attendants are invited to bring dessert to
share as they experience new pieces performers have to offer. By
design, the boundaries between performer and audience fade, so the
audience gets to witness professional new music at close range and
the performer gets the rare chance to interact with their audience
face-to-face.

 

This
year's RWO Salon will take place at The Flea Theatre, where Rhymes
With Opera serves as an Anchor Partner for the 2019-20 season. 

 

For
more information, visit www.rhymeswithopera.org.

 

No
Hope 
songwriting team, Tim Aumiller
and Scott Schneider, has written five full-length musicals and
presented more than a dozen evenings of new music including two sold
out shows at the legendary Joe's Pub - 
Siren/Kings
In Concert
 and their anniversary
celebration 
Pulling The Plug: a decade
of NO HOPE
. Their musical Hello,
My Name Is Billy
 was a FringeNYC
award winner and a Backstage "Critic's Pick." On film,
their song "Fools Like You" was featured in the
award-winning documentary 
Actress and
their music video for "Evolution" featuring Siren was
released in the Fall of 2017. Sheet music for their compositions is
available through 
The NO HOPE Songbook
Volume I: 2003-2013
 (published by
Scissortail Press), which includes their MAC Award nominated song "So
Many Reasons." Their song cycle 
The
Year After
 debuted to a sold out
house at The Green Room 42 in the fall of 2018. Their most recent
work, 
Once Begun,
was presented at The Fresh Fruit Festival this past summer and
received an award for Outstanding One Act.

 

Fjóla
Evans
 is a Canadian/Icelandic
composer and cellist. Her work explores the visceral physicality of
sound while drawing inspiration from patterns of natural phenomena.
Commissions and performances have come from musicians such as Bang on
a Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow, Grammy-winning ensemble eighth
blackbird, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Her work has been
featured on the MATA Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon, Ung Nordisk
Musik, and the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival. As a
performer, she has presented her own work at Cluster Festival of New
Music, (le) poisson rouge, and at Toronto's Music Gallery.

 

Matthew
Sullivan
 is
a Brooklyn-based sound artist and producer whose diverse career in
creating and curating sound encompasses records, films, dance, and
theater. He graduated from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins
before moving to New York to work with Quentin Chiappetta at
Medianoise and at the recording studios Sear Sound and Reservoir
Studios. Recent projects have included collaborations with Tyrone
Page Jr, Rhymes With Opera, Tender Creature, Will Wells, and Regina
Spektor. msullivan.bandcamp.com

 

Rhymes
With Opera (RWO) 
was founded in 2007,
and includes founding company members Ruby Fulton (composer);
Elisabeth Halliday (soprano); George Lam (composer); Bonnie Lander
(soprano); and Robert Maril (baritone). During the 2012-2013 season,
Rhymes With Opera expanded to include a house band, the Rhymes With
Orchestra, a chamber ensemble comprised of some of this generation's
most exciting contemporary instrumentalists. With the addition of the
RWOrchestra, RWO has become a self-contained contemporary opera
machine, commissioning and producing works that can be performed
whole-cloth by the company. Since 2007, RWO has commissioned more
than 17 new operas, ranging from one-minute "signature"
pieces to evening-length productions. New operas commissioned and
produced by RWO include Travis Sullivan's 
Three
Modern Pieces
, Thomas Limbert's Numbers
/ Dates
, Jenny Olivia Johnson's Book
of Gazes
, Kathleen Bader's Leads,
Douglas Buchanan's 
Goblin Market,
David Smooke's 
Criminal Element,
Adam Matlock's 
Red Giant,
and Erik Spangler's 
Cantata For A Loop
Trail
, an outdoor hiking opera set in
Gwynn Falls Leakin Park in Baltimore and Inwood Hill Park in New York
City.

 

 

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