The Legendary Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk offers a rare and intimate concert with renowned members of her Vocal Ensemble, Katie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin. Monk has been hailed as “a magician of the voice” and “one of America’s coolest composers.” The concert reflects six decades of Monk’s innovation and awe-inspiring vocal mastery, mining the depths of the myriad possibilities of the human voice. Following the performance, there will be a reception.
Meredith Monk, voice and keyboard
Katie Geissinger, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice, violin, and keyboard
Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Considered one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer of what are now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.” Over the last six decades, Monk has received numerous awards and honors, most recently the 2017 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. In conjunction with her 50th season of performing and creating work, she held the 2014-15 Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall. Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world.