LunART Festival 2023 - DAY 4
Giving voice to the “most influential teacher since Socrates”
A chamber music play written by Mina Fisher
Saturday, June 3
About the show:
WHO WAS NADIA BOULANGER? WHY DID THOUSANDS OF MUSICIANS FLOCK TO FRANCE TO STUDY WITH “THE MOST INFLUENTIAL TEACHER SINCE SOCRATES”?
Adriana Zabala as Nadia
In a mesmerizing one woman tour-de-force marrying chamber music with theater, actress/singer Adriana Zabala explores the memories and secrets behind the legendary and charismatic music teacher, Nadia Boulanger. Music performed by the pianist Thomas Kasdorf, violinist Kangwon Kim, and cellist James Waldo triggers Nadia’s memories of her life, the deaths of her father and lover, the complex relationship she had with “the true genius of the family”, her sister Lili, and the “crazy pleasure” she feels teaching.
SAT, JUN 4
Doors Open at 7 PM
Event starts at 7:30 PM
Q&A at 9 PM
Hamel Music Center - Collins Hall
(740 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706)
General $30/Students $15
Nadia Boulanger’s brilliance and magnetic personality are showcased in master classes – How Does Bach Write Mercy? – as well as in private lessons with Copland, Francaix and Piazzola. In this homage to a great teacher, themes include the richness of the mentor/scholar relationship, the balance of artistic freedom with craft, feminist struggles in France, truth vs. perception, and the counterpoint of emotion endured by those who live intensely.
Show length: 90 minutes without intermission