If you are in LA this weekend, I strongly suggest coming down to REDCAT tonight (7/27) or tomorrow (7/28) to experience Opera Povera’s staging of Pauling OliverosFor Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation!

I will be playing accordion and conducting an amazing sextet of musicians including Eric KM Clark, David Tranchina, Christine Tavolacci, Erin Breen Armstrong, Chris Kallmyer, and Matt Barbier. On top of that, operatic soprano Julianna Snapper and performer Carolyn Shoemaker will interact with the otherworldly staging of Opera Povera artistic director Sean Griffin, including an offstage 7-person choir, various electronics, gravity-defying furniture, child actors, and much more.

It is all part of the first week of REDCAT’s NOW Festival, which also includes work by Poor Dog Group and Susan Simpson. Last night’s opening sold out, so get your tickets ASAP!

And if you are kind enough to let us bask in your imminent opulence, consider checking out Sean Griffin’s US Projects fundraiser. Every dollar pledged will be matched by the Cheswatyr Music Commissioning Fund!