Revelations is the theme of the first salon curated and hosted by Andrea Clearfield in Arizona. Revelations is a rich simile for bringing together such an eclectic and diverse group of performers, genres, and art expressions. The theme extends in similar ways to the audience as most will partake an art space for a first time.
And in a lesser association, it will be a teaching workshop on curating a salon for those of us who appreciate its long term promise. Dr. Clearfield has the amazing talent and credentials to take the lead as salon curator and performer.
Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960) is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, dance, and multimedia collaborations. She has been praised by the New York Times for her “graceful tracery and lively, rhythmically vital writing”, the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “compositional wizardry” and “mastery with large choral and instrumental forces”, the L.A. Times for her “fluid and glistening orchestration” and by Opera News for her “vivid and galvanizing” music of “timeless beauty”. Her works are performed widely in the U.S. and abroad. Among her 90 works are ten cantatas including one for The Philadelphia Orchestra. She is currently writing an opera on the life of the Tibetan yogi Milarepa to libretto by Jean-Claude van Itallie and Lois Walden. Dr. Clearfield was awarded fellowships at the American Academy in Rome, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Civitella Ranieri, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts among others. She was recently visiting composer at the University of Chicago, the College of William and Mary, the University of Texas at Austin and the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia and is the featured composer in the 2014 Women Composers Festival of Hartford.
The Salon At The Garden is modeled after the Philadelphia salon that Dr. Clearfield has run for over 25 years, and that the Philadelphia Magazine’s nominated as ‘2008 Best of Philadelpia” .
The audience will experience a program that is a small reflection of the musical richness of many cultures.
Chuck Peck will perform solo works for shakuhachi
Delisa Myles, Breanna Rogers and Ashley Fine, dancers/choreographers will perform an original work, Garden Haiku
Nathan Tsosie will perform traditional and original melodies on the Native American Flute with percussionist Adam Albert
Storyteller Loren Russell will tell traditional Native American stories with Nathan Tsosie accompanying on Native Flute
Gabe Kovach, horn and Andrea Clearfield, piano will perform Nocturno by Franz Strauss and another chamber work to be announced.
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