Nature Creature

June 10 - 19

Composed by Elizabeth Alexander.
Performed by
pianist Elizabeth Alexander, vocalist Ruth MacKenzie, cellist Jacqueline Ultan.

The beauty and complexity of being alive are woven into the sensuous fabric of Nature Creature, a compelling new vocal work by versatile composer and pianist Elizabeth Alexander. Composed over a ten-year period for dynamic vocalist Ruth MacKenzie, this dramatic showpiece taps into the folk and jazz styles for which she is celebrated, along with unique musical expressions best described as passionate, sweet, wry and tender.

Rounding out this unique collaboration is cellist Jacqueline Ultan, offering a rich, genre-defying dimension to this trio of musicians. With words by seven luminous writers – Louise Erdrich, George Ella Lyon, A. R. Ammons, Nancy White, Lilian Moore, David Ignatow and the mystic Hafiz – Nature Creature embraces our brief, glorious time on earth, with all its discovery, contradiction, heartbreak and joy.

Composed with financial support from the Jerome Foundation. Piano provided by the Schubert Club.

Listen to song excerpts from the show:

$26 — General Admission
$22 — Senior (65+)
$18 — Students

Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Pay-as-able option always available.
Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.

Performance Schedule
Friday, June 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 12, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 16, 7:30pm
Friday, June 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 19, 7:30pm

Photo by Leslie Crane

Photo by Leslie Crane