OPERA America Announcement
In Review: SWELL HERE, NY National Sawdust Log 7.14.19
THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
"When was the last time a performance of any kind gave you cold chills? ... the visceral and literal sort of chills that lets you know something inside you has been moved? That was how I felt at last night’s performance of InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing " TheTuxedoRevolt
"...elliptical and poignant... A chess game scene between Turing and his fiancee portrayed the tragically painful and farcically awkward breaking-up of a relationship with uncomfortable accuracy..." en.paperblog.com
"Chen has a real knack for encapsulating sense of place through sound....Chen embodies the echoes heard as one speaking resounds in the lofted hallways and rafters of the church sanctuary... a sense of place...depth, nuance and dimension – a 3-D sound effect if you will... a tremendously fun effect." operapulse
"... lyrical, atmospheric...striking. Throughout, Ms. Chen balances despair and humor." The New York Times
"...inventive, powerful, and distinctly personal, with vocal writing distinguished by its sure-handed maturity and lyrical sweep...Its ethereal beauty and demanding virtuosity built to a climax of supplicating ululations, and was deeply affecting." urbanmodernblogspot.com
"... gripping... dark, complex... striking... wrenching." feastofmusic.com
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
Stay tuned for an encore presentation of Melisa Tien's SWELL, hosted by Asian American Arts Alliance. May 22, 29, 2021
Thank you, Wear Yellow Proudly and Asian American Federation for the Benefit concert celebrating the Asian-American Community.
So thrilled to be showcased at OPERA America's BACKSTAGE BRUNCH on 4/17!!
Bravi, beautiful performers of ALT's Concert of BIPOC composers and librettists. April 10, 2021!!
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