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Meredith Monk

Pioneering Performance

Meredith monk
Photo by Julieta Cervantes 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Special Event: Tuesday, January 17, 5:10 pm at the Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor

Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Considered one of the most significant and influential creative forces in the performing arts of the past fifty years, she is a pioneer of what is now called extended vocal technique” and interdisciplinary performance.” Ms. Monk has received numerous awards and honors including a Duke Performing Artist Award, a MacArthur Genius” Award, and two Guggenheim fellowships. She has made more than a dozen recordings, most of which are on the ECM New Series label, including the 2008 Grammy-nominated impermanence. Recently Ms. Monk was named Carnegie Hall’s 2014 – 15 Debs Composer’s Chair, an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Republic of France, and one of NPR’s 50 Great Voices. In September 2015, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: On Behalf of Nature, a UMS performance, takes place at the Power Center on Friday, January 20 at 8 pm.

Supported by the University Musical Society.


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