Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm (EDT)
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, United States
Online and in-person
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In person: $45 ($25 member)
Stream: $15 ($10 member)

Marcos BalterTherapy (world premiere)

Superstar countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returns to the Phillips to perform with the world-renowned Shanghai Quartet. Anchoring the program is the world premiere of a new 25-minute work for string quartet and countertenor by Brazilian-American composer Marcos Balter, co-commissioned by The Phillips Collection and Chamber Music America.

Following the effects of the global pandemic, Balter focused his new work—titled Therapy—on concepts of catharsis and the healing potential of creativity, with fragmented text drawn from Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. Balter chose Alfonso Ossorio's Recovery Drawings from the Phillips's permanent collection as inspiration. Ossorio sketched the 42 Recovery Drawings while in the hospital recovering from heart failure. The wildly evocative set of drawings proves that physical restrictions need not constrain imagination, and that limitations can be both generative and transformative.

This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on April 14 at 4pm Eastern. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance "On Demand" for 48 hours following the broadcast time.

About Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor

"Vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless" – The New York Times

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He is a Grammy nominee, a recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera, a winner of the 2020 Opera News Award, and Musical America's 2019 Vocalist of the Year.

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