1071 5th Ave
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Rotunda Holiday Concert
with Roomful of Teeth, Caroline Shaw and Tigue
December 15 – 16, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the annual Rotunda Holiday Concert with Roomful of Teeth, Caroline Shaw and Tigue on Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16 at 7pm.
Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. Grammy winning eight-voice ensemble Roomful of Teeth and the three percussionists of Tigue perform as part of this beloved annual tradition in the museum’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda.
TICKETS & VENUE
Floor seating: $60, $55 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members
Ramp standing: $25, $20 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
The museum will close at 5:45pm and reopen at 6:45pm for the concert.
Stop by The Wright restaurant before the performance for dinner.
Book a table at: https://www.opentable.com/the-wright.
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Christian Humann Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they’ve studied with some of the world’s top performers and teachers in Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, Broadway belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, Persian classical singing and Death Metal singing. Commissioned Composers include Rinde Eckert, Fred Hersch, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), William Brittelle, Toby Twining, Missy Mazzoli, Julia Wolfe, Ted Hearne and Ambrose Akinmusire, among many others.
Caroline Shaw is a New York-based musician-vocalist, violinist, composer, and producer-who performs in solo and collaborative projects. She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices, written for the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member. Recent commissions include new works for Renée Fleming with Inon Barnatan, Dawn Upshaw with Sō Percussion and Gil Kalish, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with John Lithgow, the Dover Quartet, TENET, The Crossing, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Calidore Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, the Baltimore Symphony, and Roomful of Teeth with A Far Cry. The 2018-19 season will see premieres by pianist Jonathan Biss with the Seattle Symphony, Anne Sofie von Otter with Philharmonia Baroque, the LA Philharmonic, and Juilliard 415. Caroline’s film scores include Erica Fae’s To Keep the Light and Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline as well as the upcoming short 8th Year of the Emergency by Maureen Towey. She has produced for Kanye West (The Life of Pablo; Ye) and Nas (NASIR), and has contributed to records by The National, and by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. Once she got to sing in three part harmony with Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds at the Kennedy Center, and that was pretty much the bees’ knees and elbows. Caroline has studied at Rice, Yale, and Princeton, currently teaches at NYU, and is a Creative Associate at the Juilliard School. She has held residencies at Dumbarton Oaks, the Banff Centre, Music on Main, and the Vail Dance Festival. Caroline loves the color yellow, otters, Beethoven opus 74, Mozart opera, Kinhaven, the smell of rosemary, and the sound of a janky mandolin.
Tigue is a group of three percussionists with a fluid musical identity. The Ohio-born Brooklyn-based members (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) make their own kinetic and hypnotic blend of instrumental minimalism described as “simultaneously lighthearted and cerebral, casual and austere” (Thrdcoast) while simultaneously collaborating with and commissioning experimental work by contemporary composers. Praised for their energetic and focused performances, the members of Tigue have worked together since they were practically children.
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for 35 years, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.