TAMAR OF THE RIVER REUNION CONCERT!!!!

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Tickets on sale NOW for the “TAMAR OF THE RIVER” Reunion Concert at 54 Below! Click for TICKETS!!!! Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for the four-year anniversary reunion concert of Marisa Michelson’s and Joshua H. Cohen’s Tamar Of The River! Called one of …

Tickets available for SAPPHO FRAGMENTS!

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Reserve your tickets for this SAPPHO FRAGMENTS ***presented as part of Heartbeat Opera’s Collaboret (Cabaret, Lab, Collaborate) on May 24th at 7pm!! TICKETS HERE A hybrid of collaboration, lab, and cabaret, COLLABORET presents an evening of eclectic music-theater which draws from …

“Song of Song of Songs” wins Creative Engagement Grant!

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Marisa Michelson’s Song of Song of Songs received a Creative Engagement Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  This means further development and performances in 2017!     //A musical piece in three  movements scored for twelve singers, bansuri flute, …

Constellation Chor produced by Crowded Outlet

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CROWDED OUTLET is proud to announce the New York premiere of Marisa Michelson‘s Constellation Chor, an ensemble working at the intersection between voice, movement, storytelling, healing, meditation, gesture, inner-development, Deep Listening, and Musical Theatre. Assembled by Michelson (Jonathan Larson Award Grant winner, Tamar of the …

Tickets available for “Scheherazade” workshop

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Prospect Theater Company presents SCHEHERAZADE  A Workshop Staging of a New Musical July 14 – 17, 4 performances only! Use promo code CAST or just click here and get $12 tix when you purchase by July 13th!   book and lyrics by JASON …

Vox Magazine compares “Tamar of the River” to “Hamilton”

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 Tamar of the River in with all the heavyweights!! (Assassins, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar…”) VOX SAYS: “Hamilton’s diametrically opposed twin — it’s similarly ambitious and atypical, with a similarly unique take on the power of myth and history….The music …

About “Naamah’s Ark” (oratorio for 200 singers)

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“Michelson and Vavrek’s melodic and earthy new community oratorio, entitled Naamah’s Ark, draws from the natural language of the body in combination with influences from the folk, classical and musical theatre traditions. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy, which united different communities …

Exciting New Choral Commission Announced!

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Marisa has been commissioned to compose a twenty minute piece for Ted Sperling’s MasterVoices chorale plus community choirs from Lawrence, Long Island. To read the NYTimes mention, click on THIS! And for the mention in Playbill, click THIS! (   And …

Sappho Salon at the Musical Theatre Factory

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At the Musical Theatre Factory in NYC. A late evening experimenting with new work Marisa has been creating bringing Sappho’s poetry fragments alive.  A new creation of solo and multi-textured voice with movement that arises from the music. Marisa sings …

Prospect Theatre Company Gala Celebrating Women Composers

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Honored to be included in this special celebration of a theatre company I respect and admire. A thrilling evening of musical theatre including such composers as Lynn Ahrens, Mary Rodgers, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and such performers as Rebecca Luker and Mary …

Winter artist residencies: MacDowell and Ucross

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February and March at MacDowell Arts Colony for six weeks, beginning a new piece, THE SEEDS OF ALL, exploring Hildegard von bingen and Heloise, divinity and desire… April at Ucross (Wyoming) to continue writing…

Another Rave Review: Dreamlike and Seductive…

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“Dreamlike and seductive it is…Power surges come when things build and build and then there are sudden exquisite moments of stark beauty: a capella simplicities with a solo voice following a breathless silence….The adventurous composer, Marisa Michelson, conducts the small …

Tamar of the River is fascinating, remarkable, adventurous…

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“Tamar had several major assets, starting with the music by Michelson.  Michelson’s music is hard to describe; otherworldly, perhaps?…It is the chanting that makes Michelson’s work so striking; in many places, she uses her 12-person chorus as if they were musical instruments, …

NYTimes reviews “The Other Room”

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“There’s a fine mix of consequence and informality to “The Other Room,” one of two solo musicals that make up the 2014 edition of “Inner Voices,” produced by Premieres…. Mr. Campbell’s lyrics swirl with all of Lena’s anger and love, …