USDAN SUMMER CAMP FOR THE ARTS HEATS UP ITS MUSIC OFFERINGS FOR SUMMER 2017
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts has confirmed two high profile music collaborations with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) for Junior Chorus and Lisa Bielawa for Senior Orchestra programs, kicking off in Summer 2017.
Composer-performer Levy Lorenzo will team with his colleagues at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to work with the Usdan Junior Chorus as an exploration of myriad methods for creative, sonic exploration in an open environment.
Also on hand to ideate and experiment: Internationally acclaimed composer/performer Lisa Bielawa–whose work has been described by Gramophone magazine as “impeccably groomed…that at once evoke the layered precision of Vermeer and the conscious recklessness of Jackson Pollock” – will guest conduct the Senior Orchestra for two weeks this summer and be looking to identify ways to make work and enhance the creative conversation.
“Usdan continues to look for new ways of educating youth in the arts – including these exciting Artist-in-Residence collaborations with ICE and Lisa Bielawa as well as visual artist Pedro Lasch,” says Lauren Brandt Schloss, Executive Director of Usdan. “Our goal is to develop expressive and creative youth who have the potential to impact their communities now and in the future. Using the conduit of contemporary art, we also hope to give adults the chance to engage with that future NOW through those voices, concerns and ideas of young people.”
The collaborations set the stage for potential longer-term collaborations between faculty and students to create original work.