Sir Norman Rosenthal to Preview New Opera by EtM Resident Composer Kento Iwasaki

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Internationally renowned curator and art historian, Sir Norman Rosenthal, has arranged for a preview performance of EtM Resident Composer, Kento Iwasaki‘s latest work when he visits NYC this week. Sir Rosenthal has been a fan of Iwasaki’s work for some time, ever since he saw a koto piece of his performed in concert.
The Brian Kish Gallery in SoHo has scheduled two showings of Iwasaki’s new “portable opera” Beloved Prey on December 5 and 8 to coincide with Rosenthal’s New York trip to interview artist Jeff Koons.
Kento has been developing Beloved Prey over the last three months during his EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency at Flushing Town Hall and said, “Exploring the Metropolis provided a space for composition and rehearsals, making it possible to focus on the craft of music-making, rather than on scheduling challenges. It was reassuring to know that there was a space available to work in, that could be always be scheduled for rehearsals when needed.”

Learn more about “portable operas” and the Beloved Prey project in our Composer Spotlight interview with Kento:

Portable Operas

Beloved Prey

There are two upcoming opportunities for New Yorkers to see the work:

Friday, December 19 2014 at 9:00pm (Doors open at 8pm)
Preview of Beloved Prey

Brian Kish Gallery
27 Greene Street
New York, NY
Contributions welcome

Sunday, January 18 at 2:00pm
Beloved Prey and Moon Princess Song Cycle
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing Queens

Admission is free



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