Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk celebrates her 50th Season creating and performing work in New York

A year of landmark performances starts this fall. Meredith’s major new music-theater work, On Behalf of Nature, comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December, and her residency at Carnegie Hall will result in seven different concerts featuring her music compositions.

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Meredith Monk holds the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2014-2015 Season

During Meredith’s residency, performances of her piano, chamber, orchestral, and vocal works feature her unusual and fascinating use of voices and instruments to create music that is both mysterious and expressive. She performs with her the Vocal Ensemble and is also joined by various guest artists. The residency extends beyond Carnegie Hall to (Le) Poisson Rouge, where Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens perform a program of Monk’s works for one and two pianos.

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Meredith Monk named Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France

Meredith joins fellow recipients who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world including Paul Auster, Ornette Coleman, Marilyn Horne, Jim Jarmusch, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

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Meredith Monk: Piano Songs released on ECM Records, with Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker, pianists

Meredith’s newest CD release—Written or derived from work composed between 1971 and 2006, Piano Songs inhabit Monk’s unique universe, as played by two of new music’s most distinguished interpreters, pianists.

"poised, thoughtful, and irresistibly beautiful… a jewel box of precious, glittering miniatures… discharged with precise sensitivity and gracious humor"

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