Mending Wall

WORLD PREMIERE

Mending Wall is a fully staged concert exploring the meaning of walls in our world by giving musical form to questions about identity, community, division, and freedom. Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O’Farrill join the PRISM Quartet in world premiere performances of works by four visionary composers—Martin BresnickGeorge E. LewisJuri Seo, and O’Farrill—who take inspiration from poetry by Robert Frost, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Waly Salomão, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Directed by Jorinde Keesmaat with lighting design by Aaron Copp.

Admission to Mending Wall performances at Bryn Mawr College is free for students, staff, and faculty of the Tri-College Consortium (Tri-Co), a collaboration of Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College. Tri-Co students may reserve tickets through the Bryn Mawr College Arts Office: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Goodhart 200, 610-526-5300, reservations@brynmawr.edu, or by filling out this Ticketing Request Form.

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Tony Arnold

 

Arturo O’Farrill

 

George E. Lewis

 

Juri Seo

 

Martin Bresnick

 

Jorinde Keesmaat

 

Aaron Copp


February 12, 2022

Two Shows: 3 PM and 8 PM
Co-Presented by Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series and PRISM Quartet, Inc.

Bryn Mawr College
Goodhart Hall, McPherson Auditorium
150 N. Merion Ave. | Bryn Mawr, PA

 

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Acknowledgements
Major support for Mending Wall, including composer commissions, has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The Presser Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, and Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Additionally, this program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The Bryn Mawr performances are made possible with additional support from the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

The New York performance is made possible with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

George E. Lewis’ commission has been made possible with principal support from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew V. Mellon Foundation.

Martin Bresnick’s commission has been made possible with principal support from a consortium of ensembles including the PRISM Quartet, Assembly Quartet, Barkada Quartet, Capitol Quartet, Coalescent Quartet, Donald Sinta Quartet, East End Quartet, Fuego Quartet, H2 Quartet, Hartt Saxophone Quartet for The Hartt School Centennial Celebration, Hinotori Quartet, Iridium Quartet, Kenari Quartet, Mirasol Quartet, New Thread Quartet, Pharos Quartet, Project Fusion, Quartetto Obrigado, Red Clay Quartet, and Zzyzx Quartet.

PRISM is a member of New Music USA’s New Music Impact Fund, made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Visit PRISM’s New Music USA profile.

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Bryn Mawr College: Goodhart Hall, McPherson Auditorium
150 N. Merion Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA

February 12, 2022
3 PM

General Admission: $20 | Senior: $18 | Student (outside of the Tri-Co): $10 | Children: $5

Box office contact info:
Bryn Mawr College Box Office: 610-526-5210

Bryn Mawr College: Goodhart Hall, McPherson Auditorium
150 N. Merion Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA

February 12, 2022
8 PM

General Admission: $20 | Senior: $18 | Student (outside of the Tri-Co): $10 | Children: $5

Box office contact info:
Bryn Mawr College Box Office: 610-526-5210

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue (Entrance on the Corner of Third Avenue; Accessible Entrance on Atlantic Ave) Brooklyn, NY

February 14, 2022
8:00 PM

General Admission: $20 | Senior: $18 | Student (outside of the Tri-Co): $10 | Children: $5

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