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LACO Close Quarters, Episode 13: Shin, Reid + Britten
Friday, May 21, 2021, 6:30 PM PDT
Category: Virtual Concerts & Programs

In this star-studded episode, guest conductor Grant Gershon leads a LACO-commissioned world premiere by Sound Investment Composer Peter S. Shin, Lumee’s Dream from Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera p r i s m, and Britten’s Les illuminations. Shin’s premiere incorporates animation and drawn portraiture by visual artist Jian Lee. The pioneering nature of this collaboration lies in the fact that Shin and Lee are actively working together to conjure up visuals as the piece is written in real time throughout the multi-month artistic process. Britten’s Les illuminations and Ellen Reid’s Lumee’s Dream spotlights internationally renowned soprano and native Californian Nicole Cabell in her LACO debut.

The Britten and Reid selections are cinematic in nature, and will be woven together by a new opera dance-theater film by director George Miller and choreographer Rebecca Steinberg—exploring the deeply complex array of relationships present throughout this wisely-curated pair of repertoire.

‘Shin, Reid + Britten’ is sponsored in part by Peggy + Jack Falcon.

Grant Gershon, conductor
Nicole Cabell, guest artist

Peter S. Shin, Hyo (Sound Investment World Premier)
Benjamin Britten, Les Illuminations
Ellen Reid, "Lumee's Dream" from p r i s m