As part of a 2017-2018 season that has seen her soar to new artistic heights, Lindsay Kesselman will be making her debut at New York City’s National Sawdust as part of John Corigliano’s 80th birthday celebration. She will be performing the chamber ensemble version of Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan alongside the National Sawdust Artists in Residence, Contemporaneous. A fascinating re-examination of Bob Dylan’s words, Corigliano eschews Dylan’s music and instead treats the lyrics as standalone poems, creating a space for the listener to hear famous texts like Blowin’ in the Wind and Masters of War as if for the first time.
This performance marks Lindsay Kesselman’s first time performing with Contemporaneous as well as her first time performing at National Sawdust. This comes on the heels of her debut performance earlier this season with Present Music (Milwaukee), and the commercial release of John Mackey’s Antique Violences, a work written specifically for her, on the Blue Griffin label and Louis Andriessen’s Theatre of the World released on Nonesuch Records in September 2017. She will be featured on an upcoming binaural recording of John Corigliano’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, where she is currently an artist in residence. Later this season, Lindsay will make her debuts with the Charlotte Symphony and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wind Ensemble.
For more information about this upcoming performance, check out National Sawdust’s event page here.