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Sign & Sing

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Founded in December 2015, SIGN & SING is a nonprofit performance program that explores stories about accessibility and understanding through opera, new music, and American Sign Language (ASL). 

Rarely witnessed in the operatic and new music world, simultaneous ASL performance with live music has become more and more important as music and theater becomes accessible to all audiences. 

SIGN & SING collaborates with opera singers, Deaf actors, percussionists, and other artists to create innovative and accessible experiences.

SIGN & SING – OUR APPROACH

Garrett Zuercher, Tal Heller, and Thomas Weaver perform “The Swimmer” from Elgar’s Sea Pictures at SIGN & SING’s Explorations at Symphony Space on May 21, 2017. Direction by Katherine Dubbs.

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SIGN & SING – FIRST LOOK

Ren, Tal Heller, and Baron Fenwick perform Ricky Ian Gordon’s “My Mother is a Singer” at SIGN & SING’s first concert at Symphony Space on May 14, 2016.

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Sign & Sing – Composer Spotlight

Richard Einhorn’s “opera with silent film,” Voices of Light, has been hailed in reviews as “a great masterpiece of contemporary music” and “a work of meticulous genius.” Voices of Light has had over 150 performances, including sold-out performances at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Cabrillo Festival, Sydney Opera House, and Wolf Trap. Richard is deaf and uses hearing aids and assisted listening technology.

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