PREMIERE: The Pleiades Project| German Romantics: Louise
February 26, 2021
The second installment of The Pleiades Project's German Romantics series features the Lieder of composer, pianist, teacher, and conductor Louise Reichardt (1779-1826). The well-educated daughter of professional musicians, Reichardt crafted an independent lifestyle and freelance career for herself, not unlike what is required of musicians and performers in today's classical music world. Featuring Baltimore-based soprano Hannah Alexandra, pianists Marina Iwao and Eric Sedgwick, and director of photography Elizabeth Van Os, German Romantics: Louise tells the fascinating biographical tale of Reichardt's life: how she overcame loss to successfully build a musical career supported by her many talents. Set to Reichardt's poignant and sensitive songs and with original dialogue by director Caroline Miller, German Romantics: Louise brings an often overlooked and underappreciated composer and her music to life, inspiring a new generation to reimagine the creative contributions of yet another remarkable nineteenth-century woman composer.
IN Series mainstay Teresa Ferrara joins pianist Allison Freeman for a recital in Celebration of Women's History Month. The program features works by Woman composers such as Lori Laitman, Undine Smith Moore, Jean Ivey and poets like Elizabeth Dickinson, Louise Driscoll, and Sara Teasdale. The program was featured in the Atlas Arts On Air series, and is filmed in the Lang Theatre of the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
IN Series continues a trilogy of song-films making space for love and loss in the time of COVID with a film weaving Robert Schumann’s song-cycle Frauenliebe und Leben and reflections by essayist Shalom Auslander on finding the value of life in the midst of death.
For a limited time this holiday season, INVISION makes available the Recital series premieres from 2020. Featuring world class IN Series artists: Carla Hübner, Elizabeth Mondragon, Jarrod Lee, Scott Patterson, Alex Alburqueque and Mari Paz.