Poetry Meets Music: What the Blending of Artistic Forms Contributes for Writer, Composer, and Performer

Post-Performance Discussion with Words on the Street artists:

Anna Rabinowitz, poet

Mary Koyoumdijan, composer

Lauren Flanigan, soprano

Moderator: Matthew Gray, Producing Director of American Opera Projects

Words on the Street is a mystery, a ”what-done-it,” a crime in which all humanity is complicit. In this hybrid music-theatre performance, a baby is abducted, and the Seven Deadly Sins call a summit meeting at which they play out their power struggle. Pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with falsehood and plagued by threat. This book of poetry, written by Anna Rabinowitz, has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018). The performance features a diverse ensemble of 7 performers including acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan (New York City Opera) and John Kelly (James Joyce’s The Dead), wielding original music, text, and video.











When: Mon., October 29, 2018 at 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Where: Baruch Performing Arts Center
One Bernard Baruch Way (25th Street btw. Lexington & Third Aves)
212-352-3101
Price: Free with any performance ticket (save proof of purchase)
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Post-Performance Discussion with Words on the Street artists:

Anna Rabinowitz, poet

Mary Koyoumdijan, composer

Lauren Flanigan, soprano

Moderator: Matthew Gray, Producing Director of American Opera Projects

Words on the Street is a mystery, a ”what-done-it,” a crime in which all humanity is complicit. In this hybrid music-theatre performance, a baby is abducted, and the Seven Deadly Sins call a summit meeting at which they play out their power struggle. Pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with falsehood and plagued by threat. This book of poetry, written by Anna Rabinowitz, has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018). The performance features a diverse ensemble of 7 performers including acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan (New York City Opera) and John Kelly (James Joyce’s The Dead), wielding original music, text, and video.

Buy tickets/get more info now