NYC singer Stephanie Lamprea presents a matinee performance of 14 Recitations by Georges Aperghis.
Doors at 2:30 PM, music 3:00 PM
All ages, $10 suggested donation.
Soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an active performer, recitalist and curator in the tri-state area, specializing in 20th and 21st century classical repertoire. Stephanie has performed as a solo and chamber musician at National Sawdust, Spectrum, the Firehouse Space, Miller Theater at Columbia University, Symphony Space, the Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, the Slipper Room, and Park Avenue Armory. Her interest in contemporary performance has led her to perform new works by composers such as Tiange Zhou, Ashkan Behzadi, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Maria Kaoutzani, Yangzhi Ma, Drake Anderson, Britten Powell, James Sheppard, and Keyi Ning. Stephanie has given performances of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Shostakovich’s Seven Verses of Alexander Blok, Berio’s Folk Songs, and works of Anton Webern, George Crumb, Olivier Messiaen, Georges Aperghis and John Cage.
Last year, Stephanie founded unbridled, a new music ensemble dedicated to the cultivation of new art through commissioning, collaborating, and improvising. unbridled has performed works of David Lang, Ashkan Behzadi, Meredith Monk, and Icli Zitella, and in 2018 will commission a new work by Emily Praetorius in a concert also featuring works by Morton Feldman and Kaija Saariaho, interposed with improvisatory reactions.
Récitations (1977-78) is an ambitious 14-movement work for solo female voice. It combines a wide range of notes and interruptions of extended techniques technique (including operatic singing, speaking, sputters and screams), auto -repetition and dysfunction. The form falls in and out of structure, uses the French language in a very loose way which tears linguistic meaning and finds inner musical character for the performer and listeners.