Join us for SONICBernheim: Summer Solstice

By Claude Stephens

Join us on Monday, June 20 from 7-10:30 p.m. for SONICBernheim2JN 78Bernheim’s first SONICBernheim of 2016 taking place at the edge of the Big Prairie near the Education Center. You won’t want to miss this site-specific lecture and performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature all while we celebrate the Summer Solstice.

As the sun sets on the longest day of the year and the full moon rises, visitors will hear from guest lecturer Dr. Denise Von Glahn. Von Glahn is the Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology and Coordinator of Musicology at Florida State University. She is also the Director of the Center for Music of the Americas.

Her lecture titled Listening Beyond the Acoustic Horizon will challenge guests to consider the sounds we can’t hear or see. It will include a live performance of the chamber piece “Up Where the Air Gets Thin” from musicians Jon Silpayamanant and Angela Thomas.

Following Von Glahn’s lecture, musicians Bret Edward Berry and Arsenio Zignoto of Louisville will give solo performances. The Chamber Cartel, a new music ensemble out of Atlanta, will also be performing Salvatore Sciarrino’s “La Perfezione Di Uno Spirito Sottile” for voice, flute, and percussion.

Attendees will walk from performance to performance. Chairs, blankets, flashlights, and picnics are welcome, but no alcohol will be permitted. Bernheim will make every effort to accommodate attendees with mobility restrictions. The cost is $5 for Bernheim members and $10 for non-members (cash only). Parking at the Education Center Parking lot is recommended. Pre-registration is not required.

SONICBernheim sponsors include Salt River Electric and The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville as well as media sponsor, Classical 90.5 WUOL Louisville.

We’ll see you Monday!

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