Very excited to announce that the Penelope Record Release Concert, featuring Shara Worden and the outrageously talented yMusic ensemble, will take place at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge on October 18, 2010. The show will also feature a set by yMusic with a new piece of mine written for the group, along with works by Judd Greenstein, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Sufjan Stevens, and others. The show starts at 7 pm sharp, so don’t forget to be an early bird! There will be a lovely New Amsterdam-sponsored afterparty following the show, so the mirth and merriment won’t end too soon.
There are some other exciting performances of Penelope and related endeavors on the horizon. Next May, that awesome Midwest beacon of forward-thinking art and performance, Minneapolis’s The Southern Theater, will present two evenings of performance by Shara Worden and yMusic that will feature excerpts of Penelope as well as a new work of mine for Shara and yMusic jointly commissioned by Merkin Hall and the Southern Theater. Also featured will be a gorgeous new song cycle written by Shara for yMusic entitled Letters from Charles.
In related news, New York’s Merkin Hall will feature an evening of my work with yMusic and a special guest, TBA, in early March. And there are other Penelope performances in the works for next spring. In still other related news, Ellen McLaughlin will be performing the music-theater version of Penelope in some exciting venues around the country. All details to come.