JOSEPH KECKLER

with Dan Bartfield on violin and Matthew Marsh on piano

Saturday, September 3 at 8:30pm

Ride the Bus: Departs Red Dot in Hudson (321 Warren Street) at 7:45pm and returns after.  Riders entitled to 10% off dinner entrees night of show.  Show/Bus tickets available here.

"Singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing... Major vocal talent."  Stephen Holden, NY Times.   See the recent full review here.

Infused with humor and longing, Joseph Keckler's material includes operatic renderings of contemporary life and haunted torch songs. He will be joined by collaborator Dan Bartfield on violin.

Joseph Keckler is a singer, musician, and writer. He is currently the Witt Artist in Residence at The University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, where he has begun a new durational performance piece of death scenes,"Let Me Die".He recently made his off-broadway debut as Chaliapin in Dave Malloy's "Preludes" at Lincoln Center Theater. In the past Keckler's work has been featured on BBC America and WNYC Soundcheck and his piece "I am an Opera" was commissioned by Dixon Place. In 2013 The Village Voice named him "Best Downtown Performance Artist." Other awards and residencies: Creative Capital, NYFA Fellow, Franklin Furnace, Yaddo, MacDowell. He is currently working on a new album and a collection of essays.

Pre-Show on the Gazebo:  Please join us an hour before curtain to enjoy a glass of champagne and some hors d'oeuvres.  Meet friends, hear a little bit about the performance and help underwrite costs of the production.  A limited number of tickets are available here.

"Larynx-defying"- The New York Times

"Arresting. A tour de force of deconstruction" - Baltimore City Paper

"Swoony"- Variety

"Sexy and Certain"- The New Yorker

"Magnetism and poise so high he seems to have been born on stage."- The Village Voice

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