By Lisa Kava
On the evening of September 10th, a ten-minute performance, including artists, an opera, and floating instruments, will take place in Riverside Park between 145th and 151st Street, at 7 p.m. ET, timed just as the sun sets over the river.
The special sunset performance will honor the closing days of Re:Growth, a public art exhibit in Riverside Park. It is organized by curator Karin Bravin of BravinLeePrograms, with the support of the Riverside Park Conservancy. Re:Growth, which opened in Riverside Park in June, covered a large area of the park from West 64th Street to West 151st Street, and featured works by 24 artists in a variety of mediums. The exhibit will close on September 12th.
According to Bravin, “It will be a special evening performance of Gaia/Gyre/Siren, an aria from Newtown Odyssey, the opera that Dana Spiotta, Kurt Rohde and Marie Lorenz are developing. Marie Lorenz will be offshore in one of her floating instruments, Soprano Charlotte Mundy will be onshore with a stationary instrument. The performance, which is only ten minutes in duration and culminates with the sun setting begins right at 7 PM.”
Guests are invited to stroll the area between 145th Street and 151st Street, where there are five art installations located, from 6-6:45 PM. The performance is free and open to the public.
“Please keep in mind that it takes about ten or so minutes to enter via one of the footbridges (145th or 151st,)” Bravin said.
More information on the sunset performance can be found at ://www.bravinlee.com/#/art-fairs/