Scott Johnson at Roulette
On January 23 at Roulette, Scott Johnson (CRF 2009) will be presenting the world premiere of Assembly Required and the NYC premiere of Americans with the exciting young ensemble Contemporaneous, conducted by David Bloom. Americans pairs an electric band lineup with the sampled voices of immigrants from China, Romania, and Afghanistan. Assembly Required was written as a purely instrumental companion piece for the […]
Announcing the Publication of Tell Me, Signora
Kate Hagesfeld, grieving the death of her husband, travels to Italy just after 9/11 to re-start her career as an archaeologist. Caught up in efforts to aid refugees from the Kosovo War, she must make the choice of a lifetime. Ann Harleman (CRF 2007) is the author of Happiness (winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award), Bitter Lake, Thoreau’s Laundry, and The […]
Steve Argüelles, Benoît Delbecq, Nicolas Becker: Bureau de Son
Benoît Delbecq (CRF 2009) continues his residency with the Bureau de Son with new work in Paris at the Theatre Rendez-vous d’ailleurs. December 18th 109 rue des Haies, 20h30. 8 euros in advance/12 euros at the door.
Literary Hub’s 50 Favorite Books of 2019
Highlights from a year in reading by the Literary Hub staff… Civitellians included were… Ocean Vuong (CRF 2016) for On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and Emily Skaja (2019) for her Brute: Poems. Read the complete list here.
A Female Composer Makes History With ‘Orlando’ in Vienna
Olga Neuwirth (CRF 2016)’s new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-crossing novel is the first work by a woman at the Vienna State Opera. Olga Neuwirth’s new opera, “Orlando,” based on the gender-crossing fictional biography by Virginia Woolf, is the first piece the Vienna State Opera has ever performed by a female composer. With a libretto by […]
BEST OF 2019: POETRY BOOKS & POETRY COLLECTIONS
Entropy presents some of their favorite selections as nominated by the diverse staff and team, as well as nominations from our readers. This list brings together some of our favorite poetry books & collections published in 2019. Here are the Civitellians on the list… Dunce by Mary Ruefle (DG 2017): In Dunce Mary Ruefle returns to the poetic practice that […]
Lee Hall: On Paper
Lee Hall (DG 2010, 2015), was an abstract expressionist, author and professor was born in Lexington, N.C. in 1934, and passed in South Hadley, MA in 2017. She spent most of her professional life in New York and Massachusetts. She became disillusioned with “the politics, money and complexities of the New York gallery system,” said […]
Amy Sillman, The Shape of Shape at MoMA
Amy Sillman (CRF 1999) curated the Artist’s Choice exhibition at MoMA, keeping in mind these questions, “[is] shape too personal, too subjective, to be considered rigorously modern? Or is it just too indefinite, too big, to systematize?” The exhibition, The Shape of Shape, is on view at MoMA through April 12, 2020. Learn more here.
Lisa Bielawa Updates
Lisa Bielawa (CRF 2004) shares all of her upcoming highlights… January 15, Orlando Philharmonic presents the world premiere of her new concerto for violinist Jennifer Koh, Sanctuary, with Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Click here for details and tickets. Lisa will have a five-day residency at The Stone in NYC in the spring This spring is the Cathedral Choral Society’s world […]
New York Times’ 100 Most Notable Books of 2019
Many Civitellians were named part of the year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review, including… Daniel Okrent (DG 2014), for The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America Peter Orner (CRF […]