For the finale concert of MEC’s 79th season, we offer a pairing of rarely performed works by the American mavericks Meredith Monk and Julius Eastman. Eastman’s Femenine was described by the New York Times as “a longing, tender, grandly unruffled 70-minute masterpiece that takes its place at the pinnacle of the Eastman works that have survived,” and Monk’s storied career as a vocalist, composer, dancer, choreographer and filmmaker has influenced luminaries from Bruce Nauman to Jean-Luc Godard. The towering pianists Ursula Oppens and Gloria Cheng join us to present selections from Monk’s solo and duo piano catalogue. Eastman and Monk, who were colleagues in real life, are reunited in spirit in our season finale.
Julius Eastman & Meredith Monk: A New Archaeology
Monday, May 21, 2018
at 8:00 PM
The Colburn School's Zipper Concert Hall
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Participants: Monday Evening Concerts Varaldiev