Called "avant-garde" by the Boston Globe, Chagall Performance Art Collaborative seeks to stretch the boundaries of inter-disciplinary performance in new music and art.


Saturday 26 February @ Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge, 8PM $10/15

TWILIGHT FINALE CONCERT: 2 World Premieres by 6 Composers

Featuring ChagallPAC and the Boston Soundpainting Ensemble


Jewett Hall, First Church of Cambridge, Harvard Square

11 Garden Street, Cambridge

Harvard Square T-Stop


No, there won't be any teenage vampires, but there will be just about everything else!  We will explore the metamorphoses and transformations that happen in that mysterious moment between night and day: Twilight, The Crepuscule, gloam, dusk, the fall of night. 



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The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative molds the infernal world premieres of Claudio Gabriele with Soundpainting interludes featuring Luciano Berio and world premieres by 6 other composers, including Etienne Rolin (France), Oliver Caplan, Tim Pence, Claudio Gabriele (Italy), and Robert Lemay.  Special guests include ChagallPAC String Quartet, The Back Bay Saxophone Quartet, and soloists Julee Avallone, Rebecca Wellons, and Todd Brunel.  Other premieres include works by Robert Lemay (Canada), writings of Diana Norma Szokolyai, and Soundpainting works by Dennis Shafer and Jennifer Bill.  Multidisciplinary collaborators also include Emile “Dr. T” Tobenfield (improvised video art), Venus in Furs Jewelry (metamorphic souvenirs!), and a “let it be(gin)” intermission surprise by contemporary artist Trevor Martin.


The Musicians

Dennis Shafer, conductor, Soundpainter, saxophone

Brian Abbott, Soundpainter, guitar

Jennifer Bill, Soundpainter, saxophone

Julee Avalone, flute soloist

Todd Brunel, clarinet soloist

Rebecca Wellons, saxophone soloist

Jon Amon, saxophone

Micheal Dobiel, live electronics

Pam Marshall, French horn

Rob Rudin, Drums

Lesley O’Donel, flute

Juan Ruiz, clarinet

Esther Viola, oboe

Rujuta Parikh, violin

Annie Sim, violin

Keith Sanders, viola

Maryann Park, cello


The Other Disciplines

Diana Norma, Soundpainter, poet

Trevor Martin, contemporary artist

Emile “Dr. T” Tobenfeld, video artist

Johncurtis Mertzlufft, Venus in Furs Jewelry Artist


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