Top row left to right: Marie Baker-Lee, Lesley Flanigan, opera cast and crew, Khoi Bao Le
Bottom row left to right: Anna Shelest, Joseph Kubera, Blue Gene Tyranny, Mustafa Ahmed, Andrew Bolotowsky,
and Alisha Desai, Douglas McDonnell, Courteney Symonds, Mary Hurlbut in scene
East Side Performing Arts, Inc.
501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2006
L.E.S.P.A. received support from the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund, and public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Senator Daniel Squadron), The Fund for Creative Communities supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and aministered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Material for the Arts, as well as private donations and memberships. We thank our sponsors for their generous support.
Note: all programs take place in handicapped accessible facilities.
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A commitment to accessible programming, free or low cost, and to artistic excellence
LESPA encourages the creation of new work in contemporary music and musical theater. It facilitates the interface between diverse composers, artists, performers, especially women, and primarily low-income, multi-cultural communities. LESPA’s affordable programs show depth and humanity, and effectively address the complexity of our time, improving the quality of life and sense of community.
OP ON SCREEN WOMEN 2012
With special guests Mary Hurlbut, soprano, and Andrew Bolotowsky, flute
New York Public Library
Hamilton Fish Branch -
415 Houston Street (Ave D)
Saturdays at 2pm - FREE
In its fifth year, in partnership with the New York Public Library,
this video screening festival features multi-arts new music theater forms.
Curated by Elodie Lauten,
artistic Director, Op on Screen Women focuses on new music theater by women composers.
A program of original, contemporary tango music, offered free to SENIORS and patients in nursing homes.
As an alternative to standard entertainment programs for seniors, this program brings new music to this audience, and the form of tango is very much recognized and appreciated by seniors - they may even dance to it.
NEW OPERA/MUSIC THEATER PREMIERES
Co-productions in partnership with Theater for the New City.