Join us for Orphic Moments for a stunning exploration of the Orpheus myth you know, from a viewpoint you’ve never seen before.
Here are the players – dancer, violin, and countertenor – you’ll meet in the Aucoin portion…
(Eurydice – Violin)
Four Ways You Might Have Heard Him: recitals and chamber music at the SPOLETO FESTIVAL (Italy) • principal second of the GOTHAM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA • Tobias Picker’s INVISIBLE LILACS (Tzadik Records) • backup strings for Chance the Rapper on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2017).
Five Words That Critics Have Used to Describe Him: sweet, remarkable, finger-busting virtuosity
Six Degrees of MasterVoices: Keir has worked extensively with composer/conductor Tan Dun, with whom MasterVoices also worked as part of the 2012 Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.
Fun Fact: Keir was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and his name means “dusky” in Gaelic. He studied literature at Harvard University and was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts.
(Eurydice – Dancer)
Four Things You Might Have Seen Her In: SLEEP NO MORE (McKittrick Hotel) • A STUDY ON EFFORT (COIL Festival, PS122) • a decade of work with the BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY (Israel, international tour) • BOBBI JENE, feature documentary by Elivra Lind (Tribeca Film Festival, 2017).
Five Words That Critics Have Used to Describe Her: Hypnotic, chilling, sensuous, thrilling, raw
Six Degrees of MasterVoices: In 2010, Zubin Mehta and The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performed a special concert of Stravinksy’s PETRUSHKA with dancers from Batsheva… Two years earlier, MasterVoices made its debut with Mehta and the IPO – a close partnership that continues to this day!
Fun Fact: Smith choreographed the famous “lighthouse” sequence in ANNIHILATION (2018, Paramount Pictures), danced by Natalie Portman and Sonoya Mizuno.
Four (other) Things You Might Have Heard Him In: Handel’s ACI, GALATEA, E POLIFEMO (National Sawdust) • Pergolesi’s STABAT MATER (2017 White Light Festival) • George Benjamin’s WRITTEN ON SKIN (Opera Philadelphia) • Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally ‘s GREAT SCOTT (THE DALLAS OPERA).
Five (more) Words That Critics Have Used to Describe Him: an instrument of inexorable beauty
Six (different) Degrees of MasterVoices: In December 2017 Anthony was an honored guest at the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 83rd Annual Luncheon, along with a veritable Who’s Who of the MasterVoices family – Martina Arroyo (board member), Jamie Barton (BEATRICE DI TENDA, 2012), Lauren Flanigan (GIOVANNA D’ARCO, 1999), and more!
Fun (additional) Fact: Anthony played Francis Fortescue in the 1998 Merchant Ivory movie “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries”… and Jane Birkin played his mother!