The WIT Festival will premier a a 45-minute version of Sheila Bandyopadhyay’s new play “rise/fall” Wednesday, June 26 at ART New York Studios (502 W 53rd) which features an original score by Nathan Siler and Portraiture with movement director Jay Dunn.
Nathan returns to Lincoln Center, this time as a prisoner in David Lang’s new opera “Prisoner of the State.” The 70-minute opera is a retelling of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” The New York Philharmonic is stunning, and the men’s chorus (of which Siler is a part) is incredible, thanks to the work of Chorus Master Donald Nally, the contracting of Jacquie Pierce, and the vision of Maestro Jaap van Zweden.
It’s been a year since Nathan donned the monk’s robe, singing with Madonna for her performance at the Met Gala in 2018 with Clarion Choir. It remains one of Siler’s most memorable life events having listened to Madonna in his formative years and participating in such a talked-about event.
The eccentric and hilarious show by Ethan Pavone “Jim Morrison Goes to Hell to Save the Soul of Rock ‘n’ Roll” features Nathan Siler’s arrangements of Pavone’s originals “Breakdancing Robot” and the “Jim Morrison Musical Number” at the end of episode 6.
For centuries performers and audiences have become accustomed to remain fixed in their seats during performances. This program shatters that concept with an innovative body of works that explore sound and space in dynamic ways. The sanctuary of All Souls will be a key element of this program as the accomplished singers of Musica Viva explore its acoustical limits. The result will be a not-to-be-missed haunting sonic experience.
The program will include:
The Lamb by John Tavener
The Reverend Mustard His Installation Prelude by Nico Muhly
This year’s celebrated composer at Bard Music Festival is Carlos Chávez. Nathan will be joining the Bard Festival Chorale for Program Eight in Forest of the Amazons by Villa-Lobos, conducted by Leon Botstein.