Apr
18
Sat
Brooklyn Youth Chorus: she is called, featuring “Blood Sister” World Premiere @ UNC Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A remarkable musical portrait of women’s experiences from biblical times to the present day, she is called traces a path from early texts by men about women to explorations of current themes through the work of contemporary women composers, including the world premiere performance of Nathalie Joachim’s Blood Sister, with text by North Carolina Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green.

Brought to life by the acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC), this work-in-progress showing illuminates the musical and spiritual lives of women today in radiant form. This developmental production is conceived and conducted by Dianne Berkun Menaker, founder and artistic director of BYC, and was developed with Helga Davis, who is also a Creative Futures fellow at Carolina Performing Arts.

Jun
10
Wed
Composer’s Panel at Sarasota Music Festival @ Holley Hall
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Panel of women composers featuring Caroline Shaw, Nathalie Joachim, Joan Tower, and Maya Miro Johnson.

Jun
14
Sun
Fanm d’Ayiti at Sarasota Music Festival @ Holley Hall
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Calidore String Quartet joins flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim in a special performance of Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti). This innovative work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics celebrates some of Haiti’s under recognized female artists. Described by the New York Times as a cycle of “delicately entrancing songs… led by Joachim’s powerful and unpretentious voice,” the project features original songs that incorporate the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir of her family’s farming village of Dantan. The concert experience also includes new arrangements of music by great female voices in Haitian history and interviews recorded with these artists about their lives. The New Yorker called the Grammy-nominated Fanm d’Ayiti the most joyous chamber music album released in 2019.

Jun
18
Thu
Keynote Address and Headlining Show at The New Music Gathering
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day

New Music Gathering is an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music.  This year, Nathalie is very honored to have been chosen as the conference’s keynote speaker, on the theme of local action. Additionally, Flutronix will give a headlining performance, including new pieces from their latest evening length work, Discourse. Visit ticket link for full schedule and more information.

Dec
2
Wed
Fanm d’Ayiti at Mix at Six @ Harris Theater
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fanm d'Ayiti at Mix at Six @ Harris Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States

A celebration of iconic yet under-recognized Haitian female artists, Fanm d’Ayiti (“Women of Haiti”) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim and featuring Chicago’s own Spektral Quartet.

Equal parts an encounter with Joachim’s Haitian heritage and an effort to give voice to marginalized artists, Fanm d’Ayiti is iridescent in its exhibition of powerful women – in revolution, on stage, or in the home. From the deeply personal – including recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir from her family’s farming village of Dantan – to the inspiringly prominent – featuring arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history and recorded interviews with them about their fight for social justice – Fanm d’Ayiti is an uplifting and thought-provoking sonic experience.

Beginning at 6:00PM, Mix at Six is the series the Chicago Tribune says “ups the cultural ante considerably,” featuring high-energy, relaxed, fast-paced programs after work and opportunities for audiences to engage with featured performers. Drink specials and food will be available for purchase from HT concessions and pop-up food vendors. All Mix at Six performances are about 60–75 minutes in length.