Claire Chase, flute
Density 2036: part v ("Pan")
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020
Venue Berlind Theatre
The young star of the modern flute.
The New Yorker
Marcos Balter, composer
Douglas Fitch, director
Claire Chase, Pan
Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer
Levy Lorenzo, sound designer
Claire Chase has reimagined the repertoire for the flute for over 23 years, proving that difficult music can delight. She is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the world by building organizations, forming alliances, pioneering commissioning initiatives and supporting educational programs that reach new audiences. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012, and in 2017 was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.
Her Princeton debut will feature the latest installation of her Density 2036 project. PAN is a 60-minute musical drama for solo flute, live electronics, and an ensemble of community musicians.
If you've ever dreamed of performing on stage at McCarter, now is your chance. Join the flutist and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase in a participatory experience of PAN as part of her community ensemble here in Princeton.
No experience is necessary! All ages (10 and up) and abilities are welcomed. Instruments and training provided. All that is required are open ears, a desire to have a musical and theatrical adventure with new friends, and attendance at rehearsals and the performance!
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"Telling a Demigod’s Story Through ‘Collective Virtuosity’" from The New York Times
"A Dynamic Flutist Makes Art and Community" from The New Yorker