ChamberQUEER 2023: We Refract | Co-Presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival
$10-$25 sliding scale
New York City's Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) co-presents ChamberQUEER 2023: We Refract, a three-borough tour of the collective's acclaimed annual Pride Month celebration on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 8pm at Littlefield in Brooklyn; Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 8pm at Red Eye NY in Manhattan; and Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 3pm at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor on Staten Island.
ChamberQUEER 2023: We Refract meditates on questions that strike at the heart of the ensemble’s commitment to building queer communities: How does navigating a life outside of heteronormativity impact one’s relationships? How does it shape understanding of one's own identity? And how can music express and communicate these experiences? To respond to these questions, these seven artists have crafted a musical experience blossoming from queer collectivity. This celebration of Pride Month gives new voice to queer musical icons past and present, honors the power of music created in the room, and provides space for the audience to help weave a sonic tapestry of queer community.
Pieces written by a dream team of composers, improvisers, and performers including Jules Biber, Aviva Jaye, Alexis C. Lamb, Brian Mummert, Rajna Swaminathan, Darian Donovan Thomas, and Yoshi Weinberg are linked in concert by improvisations to create a continuous and unified concert-length world premiere.
ChamberQUEER highlights LGBTQ+ voices in classical music; creates intersectionally inclusive spaces; and applies a queer lens to the experience of classical music in the 21st Century.https://www.chamberqueer.org/