The Birdfoot Festival will fill the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans May 30–June 2nd with its annual celebration of dynamic live chamber music as part of its residency partnership with the CAC.
Celebrating its sixth season, Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and won glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its “youthful, rule-bending style.”
In 2017, the Birdfoot Festival once again makes downtown New Orleans its home, rehearsing, performing, and staging its citywide performances, Young Artist Chamber Music Program, and outreach events from the CAC.
Free Open Rehearsals — The Birdfoot Festival 2017 @ the CAC residency will feature Free Open Rehearsals where the public is invited to observe Birdfoot artists at work.
Tuesday, May 30, 10:00am–11:30am
Wednesday, May 31, 11:00am–1:00pm
Thursday, June 1, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Birdfoot Backstage — Join Birdfoot Festival musicians and WWNO 89.9 FM “backstage” in a conversation about Mendelssohn’s exuberant second String Quintet.
Thursday, June 1, 7:00pm, free with sign-in at the CAC front desk required.
Happy Hour in The Café at 6:00pm & Young Artist Program Showcase Concert at 6:15pm
Rules of the Dance — From the strictly prescribed dance steps of the court of Louis XIV to Stravinsky’s ancient pagan ‘Rite’ in which a young maiden must dance herself to death to ensure the arrival of spring, the Birdfoot Festival explores the physical side of the social contract. The Rules of the Dance concert will be preceded by a 7:00pm introduction to the music by renowned speaker Patrick Castillo (also Birdfoot 2017 Composer-in-residence).
Friday, June 2, 8:00pm
Students/CAC Members: $20
More info at www.birdfootfestival.org