“When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.” Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Cathy Milliken’s new work takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s ‘fourth-wall’-breaking play A Midsummer Night’s Dream to blur the line between dreams and reality, rehearsal and concert, and audience and performer. This new kind of concert is a blend with an immersive musical experience where audience participation is central to its concept. Featuring an amateur choir alongside the London Sinfonietta and two soloists, the piece will be determined by contributions from the audience, who will also be equipped with a variety of percussion instruments to add a special sonic layer to the work.
Part of the London Sinfonietta OPEN, a series dedicated to involving the public as creators and performers, this is a concert experience like none other.
Part of the “Connect” series of commissions, supported by the Arts Mentor Foundation Lucerne
Cathy Milliken Night Shift (UK premiere)
Helena Rasker soloist
Michael Schiefel soloist
Jonathan Stockhammer conductor