Solo Spotlight: Natural Element
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
First-year Bassoon Fellow Eleni Katz presents a multimedia recital that takes the audience on a three-part journey through the natural elements: Water, Earth and Wind. The recital demonstrates the intertwinement of multiple art forms: double reed playing, voice, poetry and projection design. It will feature in performance Eleni and the Marea Duo, a chamber ensemble that seeks to explore the sounds, colors, textures, boundaries and capabilities of the bassoon, oboe and the human voice. Founded at the Yale School of Music during the summer of 2020 by Amelia Merriman (oboe) and Eleni Katz, the Marea Duo focuses on creating interactive performances, engaging audiences, expanding the boundaries of classical music, inspiring the next generation of double reed players and demonstrating the vocal approach to playing your instrument. The recital highlights living artists and will have three composers present for the recital.
Presented in the intimate Truist Pavilion (formerly SunTrust), Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.
Performances part of the Solo Spotlight series are NWS BLUE projects. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation and NWS’s Fund for New Ventures.