Just how much art can you see in two hours? Last year's preview featured classical music, opera, two dance groups and two different scenes (classic and contemporary) -- arguably the best arts deal you will get downtown this year. Proceeds support two ambitious arts non-profits: Curious Frog and the Opera Singers Initiative.
Afterward, you can meet all the various performers and the behind the scenes folk as well. Good people, good food, good drink --all for a good cause. So get while the getting's good.
The Important Details:
Where: NY Studio Gallery in Manhattan: 154 Stanton St. • New York, NY • 10002
When: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010, 7 – 10 pm
Cost: $35 Single/$55 Couple ($35 at the door, per person)
Our proceeds will support our spring production of The Maids, which is opening in April, as well as the rest of our 2010 Season.
Everybody loves a party. The Spring Preview wouldn’t be much of a shindig without a little food and drink. Last year's preview was an SRO affair, before and after. And since we're holding it a little later in the year, you can be sure we will have a balmy spring evening to send you home to.
Come join us in April. See a fantastic play, make a networking connection or two, and support a wonderful cause. We can’t wait to see you there.
Performer Biographies (more to come... )
Praised by the New York Times as "a charismatic cellist", Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician across the U.S., Iceland, Poland, Italy and France and has performed concerti with the Des Moines Symphony (Iowa), ART Symphony Orchestra (New York) and the Silesian Philharmonic (Poland). She has garnered numerous top prizes, including the Silver Medal in the Josef Drohomirecki International Competition for Cello Solo in Katowice, Poland, and most recently, the Janigro Family and Romanini Foundation Awards at the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Zagreb, Croatia.
An avid chamber musician, Saeunn has collaborated in performance with the Cavani Quartet, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and Itzhak Perlman in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and her collaborative performances have been featured on WQXR New York and WCLV Cleveland as well as Icelandic National Radio. Starting in the fall of 2008, Saeunn will be a a member of Ensemble ACJW and a fellow of The Academy, a collaboration of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, performing chamber music at Carnegie Hall and bringing classical music to students in the New York City Public Schools.
Born in 1984 in Reykjavik, Iceland, Saeunn now lives in New York City. She plays on a cello made in Milan, Italy circa 1800.
Amalgamate Dance Company, Alana Marie Urda, Artistic Director
Alana Marie Urda is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Amalgamate Dance Company (ADC). Alana's choreographic works with ADC have been performed in such venues as Project Dance New York and Atlanta tours, Hatch Performance Series NYC, The Artery Festival at the 411 Theatre in Times Square, Global Harmony at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Fielday with the Field at the Abrons Arts Center, Danskin’s Columbus Avenue Street Fair NYC, Uptown Performance Series 2008, Celebration of Black History at the Langston Hughes Auditorium, and Art & Soul Dance and Fine Arts Studio in Midland, Texas. After receiving her BFA in Dance from Florida State University, Alana was commissioned as Dance Director for Angels, the new Broadway musical, for the New York Musical Theatre Festival presentation at the Duke Theatre. She also choreographed and was a featured soloist in the Off-Broadway production For Christ’s Sake, the Musical at New World Stages and Lily Chiam’s debut album Together as a part of the Dream Ascends Mega Concert in Brunei, Asia, at the International Convention Centre. Urda currently teaches at The Trinity School and Bridge for Dance, and is in her first season dancing with Dahjia Ingram Dance.