Friday, May 27, 2016
“He believed he'd easily find his way because of the bread that he'd strewn all along his path; but he was very surprised to find not a single crumb: the birds had come and eaten everything.” —Charles Perrault Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into a musical world of myths and fairy tales. Ravel’s beloved Mother Goose Suite entices us to enter fantasyland with a Pavane for Sleeping Beaut y, the...Read more
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Birdfoot Festival will fill the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans May 24–28 with its annual celebration of dynamic live chamber music as part of its residency partnership with the CAC. Celebrating its fifth season, Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and won glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its “youthful, rule­bending style...Read more
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016
As part of its Birdfoot Festival 2016 @ the CAC residency, Birdfoot invites the community into its Art in the Making: Open Rehearsals on May 24, 25, and 26. Come behind the scenes and experience the creative process behind musical performance as Birdfoot artists prepare great works of chamber music for concerts across New Orleans. Visual artists are welcome to bring their sketchpads—no...Read more
Friday, May 29, 2015
The Birdfoot Festival marks the ten­-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with Waterlines – A Hymn to New Orleans , a concert that honors the palpable and invisible legacies that remain after the storm passes and the water recedes. This evening’s program mixes interludes by spoken­word artist Kataalyst Alcindor with powerful musical works including Debussy’s La Mer, selections from Thomas Adès’s...Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 to Thursday, May 28, 2015
As part of its Birdfoot Festival 2015 @ the CAC residency, Birdfoot invites the community into its Art in the Making: Open Rehearsals on May 26, 27, and 28. Come behind the scenes and experience the creative process behind musical performance as Birdfoot artists prepare great works of chamber music for concerts across New Orleans. Fine artists are welcome to bring their sketchpads— no photography...Read more
Friday, May 30, 2014
The Birdfoot Festival 2014 @ The CAC residency will culminate with “Mania and Madrigals,” a concert exploring musical obsession, lust (and blood), at the CAC’s Freeport McMoRan Theater on Friday, May 30. Concert Program Gesualdo: Madrigals arranged for string quintet Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 110 Brett Dean: Carlo for Strings, Sampler and Tape (1997) Carlo...Read more
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to Thursday, May 29, 2014
As part of its residency at the CAC, the Birdfoot Festival is opening its doors and inviting the community into its rehearsals on May 27 and May 29. Come behind the scenes and get closer to the music as Birdfoot artists prepare great works of chamber music for concerts across New Orleans. Artists are invited to bring their sketchpads! No photography, please. Schedule of Rehearsals 11am – 1pm...Read more
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to Friday, May 30, 2014
Named for the branching footprint of the Mississippi River Delta, the Birdfoot Festival brings dynamic live chamber music to New Orleans each May. In its third season, Birdfoot has gained an enthusiastic local following and won glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its “youthful, rule-bending style.” May 27–30, 2014, the Birdfoot Festival will fill the...Read more