RAQUEL ACEVEDO KLEIN and Friends

Featuring Fiona Bicket, Nathan Repasz, Sxip Shirey, Alex Van Gils

Thursday, May 12 Live at Greenwich House Music School’s Uncharted at 46 Barrow Street, NYC

Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm $15 Advance Tickets include Free Pre-Show Wine and Beer 

Tickets On Sale Now at greenwichhouse.org/event/uncharted-raquel-acevedo-klein-and-friends/

Named by The Washington Post as one of “2022’s classical composers and performers to watch” and a “force to be reckoned with,” Raquel Acevedo Klein finds her greatest joy collaborating with an eclectic array of artists. “Much of my work is about audience engagement and musical exploration,” Acevedo Klein says, “I’m building stories and songs that are meant to help engage empathy for communities or ideas outside of the listeners’ immediate experience. The desire for that sense of connection often draws me into creative collaboration as a performer, conductor, and as a composer. For my Uncharted performance, I wanted to offer a charcuterie plate of different kinds of music and different sonic approaches in celebration of the community of performers and audience members alike who also embrace that same sort of diversity.”

For this showcase, Acevedo Klein offers insight into her process with a presentation of several new originals. The show begins upon entry with the playing of her introspective vocal symphony “Polyphonic Interlace,” made from 40 overlapping and glitching layers of Acevedo Klein’s voice, whispered and boomed by multiple speakers throughout the room and visually scored by a bespoke abstract digital animation by Alex Van Gils. Attendees are encouraged to move around the Greenwich House Music School Recital Hall to find where the song resonates best for them.

The evening continues with three dual composition premieres including selections that embrace Puerto Rican and Arabic music. The first is a collaboration with the theatrical raconteur and musical maximalist Sxip Shirey, who most recently worked with Acevedo Klein at Bard’s Fisher Center for their immersive, site-specific choral and movement extravaganza The Gauntlet, co-created with choreographer Coco Karol. Acevedo Klein will then sing a series of composed pieces evoking the traditions of jazz and opera with her longtime teacher Fiona Bicket. The event closes with a mix of live and recorded vocal performance with electronics, accompanied by the percussionist Nathan Repasz.

This concert is particularly meaningful to Acevedo Klein as it represents something of a homecoming. She says, “Greenwich House Music School is where I performed many of my childhood piano recitals. Coming back with my name on the marquee, as it were, is a really special opportunity for me; one that I’m excited to share with my friends both onstage and in the audience.”

Find Out More About Raquel Online

2022 Upcoming Uncharted Series Concert Lineup

4/28 – Alea

5/05 – Val-Inc aka Val Jeanty

5/12 – Raquel Acevedo Klein and Friends

About Greenwich House

Greenwich House Music School is a part of Greenwich House. Founded in 1902 as a settlement house, Greenwich House today offers innovative programs and services in arts and education, older adult services, behavioral and mental health, and workforce development. Greenwich House responds to evolving community needs by taking thoughtful risks, piloting new models and approaches, and implementing effective solutions. The Greenwich House Music School is proud to be part of this caring community of friends and neighbors in New York. For more information, visit www.greenwichhouse.org.

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Uncharted is made possible by the generous support of the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund.

Uncharted is also supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, NYU, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.