Artists Studio: Double Bill: George Lewis/Amina Claudine Myers

MacArthur fellow George Lewis is a composer, musicologist, and trombonist who serves as the Artistic Director of the International Contemporary Ensemble. On this concert, the US premiere of his Blombos Workshop (2020) for piano, which engages Sylvia Wynter’s celebration of the human, and Assemblage (2013) for nonet, which explores in musical form the practice of assemblage—artmaking that recombines and recontextualizes collections of natural and human-made objects—are performed by members of the Ensemble on a special double bill with Amina Claudine Myers. This multidimensional artist and creator is joined by her trio and actress, vocalist, and playwright Richarda Abrams to perform Stay in the Light, a partly notated, partly improvised composition that highlights her spiritual connection to the universe and reinforces positivity, faith, and love for all living things.


Public support is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Maurice Weiss

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December 18, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023 at 7:00pm
Tickets: $65 (plus fees)

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