VIVERE Red Hook
On May 11, Studio Bosco Sodi, in conjunction with 13 artists, and 12 musicians will present VIVERE, a special evening of art and performance in support of the rebuilding of the Red Hook waterfront in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Combining classical opera performance with an improvisational jazz quartet musical arrangement, and unique stage settings created by internationally-renowned artists, VIVERE will be an event in the tradition of a "happening." Hosted at Studio Bosco Sodi, along the recovering waterfront of Red Hook, Brooklyn, all proceeds from the event will benefit the ongoing cleanup and rebuilding efforts of the nonprofits ReStore Red Hook and Volunteer Red Hook.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5pm along the pedestrian promenade, overlooking the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty. The performance begins at 6pm and will conclude, after an intermission, at 7:30.
Tickets may be purchased at VIVEREredhook.tumblr.com or through Vivere Red Hook on Facebook and are $150 per person, with children encouraged to attend for free.
Each song will be performed in front of an original artwork created in response to the song by a contributing artist. The backdrops will be auctioned as a single portfolio by Paddle8, the online auction house, with bidding opening one week prior to the event Saturday, May 4th. The contributing artists are Teresita Fernandez, Natalie Frank, Ron Gorchov, Douglas Gordon, Michael Joo, Antón Lamazares, Adam Pendleton, James Siena, Ray Smith, Bosco Sodi, Mickalene Thomas, Corban Walker, and Dustin Yellin.
The program will be an eclectic mix of opera duets, solo performances, and jazz quartet improvisations. Performing together for the first time are the acclaimed opera singers Gustavo Ahualli, Elizabeth de Trejo, Dillon McCartney, Joan Peitscher, Mauricio Trejo, and Alexandra Turchenkova, classical pianist Michael Fennelly and four veteran jazz musicians Art Hirahara playing piano, David de Jesus on saxophone, Dean Johnson on bass, and Ron Vincent on drums, with musical arrangements by singer-songwriter Anne Phillips.
Restore Red Hook, a registered non-profit, has partnered with the artists and musicians organizing the event to collect all proceeds to fund Volunteer Red Hook and Restore Red Hook's continued work in the surrounding neighborhood. Nearly nine months after Hurricane Sandy arrived in New York, many residents in Red Hook are still facing huge challenges to complete recovery, including mold abatement in homes, securing funds for replacing equipment vital to business operations, and organizing and paying for labor to assist in the general cleanup. As we approach a new season of storms, the need for continued help in Red Hook remains stark.
Originating in diverse artistic traditions, the musicians and artists collaborating for VIVERE have come together to create a true happening with the hope that their efforts will have a lasting impact for the Red Hook community, well beyond a single evening's events.
Bosco Sodi is known for richly textured, vividly colored large-scale paintings. Originally from Mexico City, Sodi has had a studio in Red Hook for several years and is one of many artists who sustained terrible damage to their studios in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Though his own studio is now fully recovered, Sodi is aware that there are many in Red Hook who have been less fortunate. He is very grateful for the support given by ReStore Red Hook to his own recovery effort and conceived of VIVERE as a way to give back to this community. Several of the other artists contributing backdrops were also affected by Hurricane Sandy or have studios in Red Hook and are eager to make this effort to speed the final efforts toward full recovery.
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499 Van Brunt Street, #6A
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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