About This Event
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
“Connie’s Piano Songs” is an album featuring the debut recordings of Connie Converse’s never-before-heard art songs for piano and voice, left behind in manuscript format at the time of her disappearance. The album features original songs, settings of poems by e.e.cummings, Dylan Thomas, A.E. Housman and T.S. Eliot, and Connie Converse’s last known musical compositions — an ambitious suite of songs called “The Cassandra Cycle.”
“Connie’s Piano Songs” features the recording debuts of soprano Charlotte Mundy and pianist Christopher Goddard. It was produced by Howard Fishman and recorded in Brooklyn, NY.
David Garland (Spinning on Air) along with producers Dan Dzula and David Herman will be present to talk about rediscovering the music of Connie Converse.
Filmmaker Andrea Kannes will screen the first 10 minutes of her Connie Converse documentary, “We Lived Alone”.
Read more about Connie Converse here.
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Charlotte Mundy (Soprano) was born and raised in Toronto and currently resides in New York City, where she has sung Morton Feldman’s Three Voices at the Resonant Bodies Festival, Feldman’s Voice, Violin and Piano with New Chamber Ballet (while simultaneously dancing a duet with ballerina Amber Neff), and performed in This Clement World at St. Ann’s Warehouse, in Howard Fishman’s A Star Has Burnt My Eye at Joe’s Pub, and with ensembles including Judd Greenstein’s band The Yehudim, the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, Contemporaneous, Ensemble sans maître, and TAK. Her operatic credits include creating the title role in Ondine by Izzy Gliksberg, and appearances with the Luminato Festival, Music With A View Festival, Toronto Masque Theatre, and Opera York. She is one half of The Euphemisms with Rich Woodson, and has recorded vocals for the bands Berg and Westaway. Ms. Mundy holds a Masters degree in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Lucy Shelton. She has been praised for her “strikingly clear tones” (Oberon’s Grove) and “preternatural focus” (The New York Times).
Christopher Goddard (Piano) was born in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently based in Montreal. As a performer and advocate of contemporary music, he recently completed the contemporary performance program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he played with TACTUS ensemble and studied under Christopher Oldfather and Anthony de Mare. Recent performances took place with Columbia Composers, the Wet Ink Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo and the Lucerne Festival Academy. As a composer, he has written for a wide variety of ensembles and soloists, including TAK new music collective, the Guidonian Hand, and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in composition with Professor John Rea at McGill University.