“Sonia Wieder-Atherton has created a tribute to Nina Simone
that is more than the sum of its parts and a world away from a straightforward set of cover songs.” — The Strad
Having delighted Armory audiences in 2015 with her program of Benjamin Britten’s powerful suites and Sylvia Plath’s haunting poetry, renowned cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton returns to the Board of Officers Room with the North American premiere of a program that boldly re-imagines the radical, sometimes fierce music of Nina Simone. With her cello taking the role of the torch singer’s voice, Wieder-Atherton digs deep into Simone’s universe and delivers a kaleidoscope of emotions, from honey-sweet to raw and uncompromising, and an exploration of diverse styles in this musical tour de force.
Little Girl Blue: From Nina Simone
FAMILY PROGRAMMING: SONIA WIEDER-ATHERTON: VOICES IN MY CELLO!
The Recital Series is supported in part by a generous grant from Gwen Norton on behalf of the IKBS, and by The Reed Foundation.
The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Friday, October 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8:00pm
Board of Officers Room
This performance is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, without intermission.
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