Thursday, July 14, 2022

deCordova Summer Performance Series – Gueril...

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Emily Koh

About deCordova Summer Performance Series – Guerilla Opera

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is pleased to announce the 2022 Summer Performance Series that invites viewers to explore ideas of kinship, connection and ancestry through the performing arts. These themes are also explored by exhibiting visual artists in The New England Triennial and Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days. Each event this summer offers different experiences of cultures, traditions, and familial connections.

We are excited to share a six week series of world renowned artistic performances. Performances are open to all ages and may be indoors or outside. Please review each event for details.

About the Performance:

Guerilla opera presents a musical reading of a world premier opera by Emily Koh.

HER:alive|un|dead is a concert-length multimedia surrealist opera written following three generations of Asian women in a single family. Through birth and death cycles in the family and encounters in a space called the “in-between, these women expound on gender biases against women and discriminatory practices against people of Asian descent and explore the clash of Eastern and Western as a result of immigration and generational perspectives.

This opera, produced by Guerilla Opera, is written by Emily Koh, with stage direction by Mo Zhou and performances by:

Bizhou Chang – Her 1; soprano

Felicia Chen – Her 2; soprano

Jeanette Lee – Nurse; mezzo

Junhan Choi – Baritone

Mike Williams – percussion

Lilit Hartunian – Violin

Stephen Marotto, cello

Philipp Stäudlin – Saxophone

Please Note: This performance will take place outdoors (weather permitting)

  • Outdoor concerts are picnic style events located on Linda’s Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. They can also order from Twisted Tree. (No alcohol permitted).
  • Indoor concerts take place in Dewey Gallery, a more traditional concert venue with seating.
  • Guests will park in the Main Lot and proceed to either location.

Schedule:

  • 6/23 – Boston Typewriter Orchestra (Dewey Family Hall)
  • 7/7 – Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band (Linda’s Lawn)
  • 7/14 – Guerilla Opera presents Her:alive/un/dead by Emily Koh (Linda’s Lawn)
  • 7/28 – Steph Davis (Dewey Family Hall)
  • 8/18 – The Kevin Harris Project (Linda’s Lawn)
  • 9/8 – Jenna Moynihan (Linda’s Lawn)

Accessibility:

  • For performances taking place on Linda’s Lawn, there are a couple of accessible spaces in front of the Carriage House for those who need them. Guests may also prefer to drop off their picnic set ups closer to the performance, rather than carrying them from the main parking lot.
  • For those who require a flat approach to the concert on Linda’s Lawn, we recommend that you take the paved path near the visitor service booth.
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