Tippet Rise Announces Lineup for Virtual August Festival

By Logan Martell

Tippet Rise Art Center has announced the program for its four-day virtual festival, running from August 19 – 22, 2021.

Titled “Tippet Rise on Tour: August Festival,” the run will premiere seven short performance films captured in unconventional venues nationwide, such as a tractor barn in Colorado, Ensamble Studio’s Cyclopean House in Massachusetts, the Noguchi Museum in NYC, and more.

The festival will be launched with a “virtual backstage” gathering via Zoom, hosted by TR Artistic Advisor Pedja Mužijević, with co-founders Cathy and Peter Halstead. The conversation will include a Q&A section with Ensamble Studio’s Debora Mesa and Anton Garcia-Abril.

Among the classical performances, The New Consort vocal ensemble will perform works by Carlo Gesulado, Claudio Monteverdi, Ted Hearne, and Samih Choukeir, featuring artists Madeline Apple Healey, Rhianna Cockrell, Clifton Massey, Nathan Hodgson, and Brian Mummert.

“Tippet Rise is delighted to continue its virtual music season with another festival of short performance films,” said Peter and Cathy Halstead, co-founders of Tippet Rise Art Center. “We are grateful to the generous cultural organizations which have allowed us to film in their homes. These unexpected spaces add sculptures, exciting architecture, and new outdoor elements to the performances, allowing for a new appreciation of and engagement with beloved works, and extending our idea of where a summer festival can happen, with both old and newly commissioned works.”