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Welcome to Latitudes, a virtual performance series of eight (8) virtual performance experiences, each with live a talk-back.  The series will stream every two weeks on Thursdays, 7:30pm EDT from Jan 28-May 6, 2021, and can be viewed from anywhere!  Events will be available for on-demand viewing for three days after premieres.

Latitudes brings together a group of extraordinary artists from different backgrounds and artistic disciplines who are creating intimate, and relevant artistic experiences for the virtual performance space, each made in response to this moment of global isolation to keep us connected and inspired through the dark winter. 

In the Boston-area? Make a night of it and order dinner for 2 plus a virtual ticket link!

Check out our restaurant packages!

photo: Austin de Besche

LATITUDES EVENTS

Produced by Cristin Canterbury Bagnall & Sara Stackhouse

Associate Producer Justin Lahue

With special thanks to Tina Blythe, Steve Seidel, Lori Taylor & Aysha Upchurch

Wu Man: Playing at the Borderlines

Premieres Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams January 28-31, 2021

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator, and composer.  Adamant that the pipa not become marginalized in Chinese music, Wu Man strives to develop a place for the pipa in all art forms. This evening will explore an array of past collaborations and feature a new piece with literary performer Regie Gibson.

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Kinan Azmeh: A Window to the Blue
Music and Conversation with Osvaldo Golijov

Premieres Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams February 11-14, 2021

Hailed as “intensely soulful” and a “virtuoso” by The New York Times, “spellbinding” by The New Yorker, and Winner of OpusKlassik award in 2019, clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh has gained international recognition for what the CBC called his “incredibly rich sound” and his distinctive compositional voice across diverse musical genres.

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Karen Ouzounian: In Motion

Premieres Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams February 25-28, 2021

Cellist Karen Ouzounian approaches music-making with a deeply communicative and passionate spirit.  In Motion is an exploration, through the lens of family history and solo cello, of the constant movement and evolution that comes with immigration.  In this work the past is investigated and rediscovered, redefining the present.

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Mazz Swift: This Is Your Moment

Premieres Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams March 11-14, 2021

Critically acclaimed as one of America’s most talented and versatile performers today, Mazz Swift has engaged audiences around the world with her signature weaving of song, melody and improvisation, MazzMuse. Combining elements of classical, folk, rock, jazz, free improvisational music and electronica through electric violin, acoustic violin, soulful singing and improvisation, Mazz brings music that speaks directly to your soul. Expect to be transported.

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Regie Gibson: Letter and Spirit: Here, Among the Americans…

Premieres Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams March 25-28, 2021

Poet, songwriter, author and educator Regie Gibson’s work appears in the New Line Cinema film love jones, based largely on events in his life. A National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, Regie is widely published in anthologies, magazines and journals such as The Iowa Review, Harvard Divinity Magazine, and Poetry Magazine. Letter and Spirit: Here, Among the Americans… will use poetry, spoken word and song to explore what it means to be an American.

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photo: Robert Torres Photography

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Shaw Pong Liu: Source

Premieres Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams April 8-11, 2021

Violinist, erhu player and composer Shaw Pong Liu builds community through multidisciplinary collaborations, creative music and social dialogue, and is the founder/director of the Code Listen project for healing and dialogue. In Source, Shaw Pong will share an evening of music and stories exploring origins.

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Ty Defoe: Gwekaanimad >><< Wind Changes Direction
Created in collaboration with Katherine Freer
Co-produced by Siobhan Growing Elm 

Premieres Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams April 22-25, 2021

Ty Defoe (Giizhig), hailing from the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations of the Great Lakes, is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, shape-shifter, and Grammy Award winner. Ty aspires to an interweaving approach to artistic projects with social justice, Indigeneity, Indiqueering, and environmentalism. Gwekaanimad >><< Wind Changes Direction is an interactive multimedia new ritual that shape-shifts from song to music to movement to story.

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Guy Mendilow: Via Airmail
Music, sand stories and conversation 
with Dr. Devin Naar, University of Washington

Premieres Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

followed by live talk-back event online

Streams May 6-9, 2021

Multidisciplinary composer and story-catcher Guy Mendilow combines world-class musicianship with cinematic storytelling in shows that “explode with artistry, refinement, and excitement” (Hebrew Union College), whisking audiences to distant times and picturesque places and conjuring personal connections with ordinary people living through extraordinary moments of change. In Via Airmail, Mendilow weaves a tapestry of real-world stories, letters, and music of resilience and the courage to be fully human when humanity is least expected.

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Restaurant Partners

GRENDEL'S DEN

Harvard Square, MA

Dinner for two: non-vegetarian and vegetarian options available.  Restaurant will email you a link so you can submit your order 24 hours prior to event.  More info

TOWN TAVERN

Arlington, MA

Delivery available in Arligton. Dinner for two: non-vegetarian and vegetarian options available.  We will email you with menu options 24 hours prior to event!  More info

 
LATITUDES SPONSORS

Interested in sponsoring the Latitudes Series?  Contact sara@broadbandcollab.com for more information