Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

RINDE'S KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT: INAUGURAL SEASON OF RENEE FLEMING'S VOICES

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming today announced the artists for the inaugural season of Renée Fleming VOICES, a new concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres. The series includes Broadway favorites such as Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., Tony® winnerAlan Cumming (Cabaret), and Tony® favoriteMegan Hilty, plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, opera sensationLawrence Brownlee, multidisciplinary performance artist Rinde Eckert, and composer and jazz pianist Billy Childs, who will bring to life his Grammy Award® Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro.

"The range of human vocal expression is virtually limitless-there are as many kinds of voices as there are kinds of people. My goal for this new series at the Kennedy Center is to celebrate the best singing in styles that may be familiar, and also to expose audiences to types of vocal music that might be totally new to them," said Ms. Fleming. "From the classical song nominee and Kennedy Center audience -winning recording Map to the recital, to cabaret, bluegrass, rap, and world music, the common thread will be vocalism of exceptional quality or innovation, representing a diverse range of styles."...

*Series begins October 18, 2016 and ends May 5, 2017. See Rinde on February 3, 2017. See website below for further information.

“I first heard Rinde Eckert wandering through a dinner event as a performance artist, singing and playing the accordion, and I was mesmerized. I admire artists who push the envelope, and Rinde merges gesture, language, and song in utterly original ways. I think his audiences experience something similar to what people must have felt centuries ago when the very first operas were created.”

— Reneé Fleming


Schick Machine presented by Paul Dresher Ensemble
Sep
23
Sep 25

Schick Machine presented by Paul Dresher Ensemble

  • Z Space 450 Florida St. San Francisco, CA 94110

SCHICK MACHINE returns to San Francisco

See virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick explore a visually stunning theatrical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures by Paul Dresher, Daniel Schmidt & Matt Heckert and with text and direction by Rinde Eckert.

Sep
1
Oct 31

Rinde's Odyssey

9000 miles. East coast. West coast. Heartland in Between. At each stop he is evolving his performance of My Fools: A Life in Song, performing in friends' living rooms, theaters, museums and universities.

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PERICLES at Two River Theater
Apr
16
May 8

PERICLES at Two River Theater

  • Two River Theatre

As part of Two River Theatre's 2015-16 season in Red Bank, NJ, see Pericles by William Shakespeare reimagined with original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert and direction by David Schweizer. 

TEDx Navesink: MAKERS "The Power of the Blank Page" by Rinde Eckert
Apr
9
6:00 pm18:00

TEDx Navesink: MAKERS "The Power of the Blank Page" by Rinde Eckert

  • Monmouth University

On Saturday, April 9th at 6:00 pm hear Rinde Eckert speak on "The Power of the Blank Page" along with other TEDxNavesink speakers, selected to share their insight on the concept of making, and being a maker. Taking place at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ (photo by Eva Mueller)

Aging Magician at Walker Art Center (World Premiere)
Mar
5
Mar 6

Aging Magician at Walker Art Center (World Premiere)

  • Walker Arts Center

March 5 and 6 at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN Aging Magician Co-created by Paola Prestini, Rinde Eckert, and Julian Crouch; featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, conducted by Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Walker Commission/World Premiere. Tickets: $28 ($24 Walker members)

Aging Magician at Mass MoCA: Final Workshop Performance
Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Aging Magician at Mass MoCA: Final Workshop Performance

  • Mass MoCA

 

After a week in residence at Mass MoCA working on the finishes touches of Aging Magician in preparation for the world premiere at Walker Arts Center, the team at Aging Magician presents an exclusive performance for the community in North Adams, MA.

Photo by Jill Steinberg

My Lai with the Kronos Quartet at Harris Theater Millenium Park
Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

My Lai with the Kronos Quartet at Harris Theater Millenium Park

  • Harris Theater at Millennium Park

This World Premiere of My Lai, a new operatic work composed by San Francisco Bay Area composer and Stanford University Professor of Music Jonathan Berger will be performed by Rinde Eckert, Kronos Quartet and Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, traditional Vietnamese musician  at Harris Theater Millenium Park in Chicao, IL in January 2016.

Rinde Eckert Presents: Big Farm at National Sawdust
Nov
18
Nov 19

Rinde Eckert Presents: Big Farm at National Sawdust

  • National Sawdust

On November 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm see curator Rinde Eckert's presentation of Big Farm at National Sawdust.

The band explains: “Big Farm is a place where serious counterpoint can meet burlesque, earnestness meet abandon; a place where they can kick it or take it to tea, reflect, attack, mourn, dance, pray, or mock with ease or determination, joy or fervor, using any and all means necessary. This world is a big farm – lots of different crops, changing weather, livestock, and a duck pond for good measure.”

 

Mr. Wau-Wa Plays The Songs of Bertolt Brecht at Barbés in Brooklyn
Oct
14
8:00 pm20:00

Mr. Wau-Wa Plays The Songs of Bertolt Brecht at Barbés in Brooklyn

  • Barbés

The band Mr. Wau-Wa returns to Barbés on Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 pm | $10.00

The band is dedicated to performing the songs of Bertolt Brecht as set by his collaborators Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau, as well as some contemporary settings by David Hidalgo (from Los Lobos). Formed with four members of Kamikaze Ground Crew, plus the internationally renowned performance artist Rinde Eckert With Gina Leishman, vox, accordion, pump organ; Rinde Eckert, vox, accordion, pump organ; Doug Wieselman, clarinet, sax, guitar Marcus Rojas, tuba and Kenny Wollesen, drums. $10

MY LAI with Kronos Quartet at Stanford University
Oct
10
7:30 pm19:30

MY LAI with Kronos Quartet at Stanford University

  • bing concert hall

On October 10 at Stanford University see a performance of this new work written by Jonathan Berger, to be performed by the Kronos Quartet with tenor Rinde Eckert, and  Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, with a libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman and lighting design by Brian H. Scott.

Family Day at OZ Arts in Nashville
Aug
15
1:00 pm13:00

Family Day at OZ Arts in Nashville

  • OZ Arts Nashville

The centerpiece of this year’s Family Day at OZ Arts in Nashville, TN is Paul Dresher Ensemble’s Sound Maze, an interactive experience of sound and mechanics, consisting of fifteen newly invented musical instruments and sound sculptures that audience members are invited to interact with and improvise upon. 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and Obie Award-winner Rinde Eckert will perform on the myriad of instruments at 1pm.

Five Beasts: Rinde Eckert & Ned Rothenberg with Adam Matta
Mar
26
Mar 29

Five Beasts: Rinde Eckert & Ned Rothenberg with Adam Matta

  • Les Subsistances

Performer/vocalist Rinde Eckert and composer/performer Ned Rothenberg collaborate with beatbox artist Adam Matta and designer/co-director Mark DeChiazza to workshop and perform a piece that imagines how animals might perceive human beings. Now an evening length work, Five Beasts will premiere in Lyon, France at Les Subsistances March 26 - March 29, 2015 and is available for touring in the 2015-16 season.