Culture Project Presents “Twin Spirits” with Sting, Trudie Styler & Joshua Bell to be Broadcast Live
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
CULTURE PROJECT PRESENTS
WITH STING, TRUDIE STYLER AND JOSHUA BELL
NARRATED BY DAVID STRATHAIRN
TO BE BROADCAST
LIVE ON SIRIUS XM
New York, NY – Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director) has announced their presentation of Twin Spirits, a very special New York performance celebrating the 200th birthday of composer Robert Schumann, will be broadcast LIVE on SIRIUS XM Pops – satellite radio’s home for Classical’s Greatest Hits on Wednesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m EST/4:30 p.m. PST on SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channel 77. The Pops countdown to the live performance begins at 6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST, with host Paul Bachmann.
An intimate theatrical event devised and directed for the stage by Tony® Award-winner John Caird, Twin Spirits will feature Sting, Trudie Styler and Joshua Bell with narration by Academy® Award-nominee David Strathairn, among other artists, on Wednesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m, at The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
Twin Spirits is a poetic meditation on the passionate relationship between composer Robert Schumann and wife Clara Wieck. Sting joins his wife, actress, producer and philanthropist Trudie Styler to read from the letters between Robert and Clara. Their story is illustrated and interwoven with music composed by Robert – whose spirit will be embodied by pianist Jeremy Denk, baritone Nathan Gunn and violinist Joshua Bell – and by Clara, who is evoked by pianist Natasha Paremski, soprano Camille Zamora, and cellist Nina Kotova.
Twin Spirits was first performed in 2005, and was recorded before a small audience in a small studio space at London’s Royal Opera House in 2007, and released on the Opus Arte label in 2009.
A portion of the proceeds from the performance will benefit the Music Unites Youth Choir, bringing together public high school students from across the five boroughs.
Culture Project is New York’s premier destination for artistic work that investigates urgent social and political issues. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and theatre, music and film artists, Culture Project aims to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.
Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Allan Buchman, Culture Project has premiered celebrated shows including The Exonerated, Sarah Jones’ Bridge & Tunnel, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Lawrence Wright’s My Trip To Al-Qaeda, Tings Dey Happen, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning world premiere of George Packer’s Betrayed and Temple University’s acclaimed production of In Conflict. Most recently, Culture Project produced Breaking the Silence, Beating the Drum, a groundbreaking concert at the United Nations to commemorate the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. For more information, visit cultureproject.org.
A live performance featuring Sting, Trudie Styler, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Nathan Gunn, Nina Kotova, Natasha Paremski and Camille Zamora
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 7:30pm
The Allen Room
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street, New York
$125 Standard Reserved Seating
$250 VIP Seating (includes post-concert reception with artists)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office
Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor
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For VIP tickets, call Culture Project at 212.925.1806.