METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
CHARLOTTE MUNDY AND JORDAN DODSON:
MY BELOVED WAS LIKE THE MOON
An intimate artist-led evening of song on the theme of ecstatic love and longing.
Soprano Charlotte Mundy and guitarist Jordan Dodson come to Metropolis' new pop-up venue 1 Rivington to unveil four world-premiere works that feature varied perspectives of love, from the rapturous embrace to the excruciating memory. Running the gamut of styles both musically and lyrically, with texts from Rumi and Pablo Neruda, Mundy and Dodson will take listeners into both the thorniest and most sacred corners of ecstatic love.
The duo will perform original arrangements of Arroj Aftab’s sufi- and jazz-inflected Last Night My Beloved Was Like the Moon and Ann Peebles’ Memphis Soul masterpiece Can’t Stand the Rain, new compositions by Forrest Pierce and Lewis Nielson and solo guitar music by Golfam Khayam. The genre-blurring combination of Mundy's "celestial" (NYTimes) voice and Dodson's warm virtuosity balance perfectly to offer music both gorgeously complex and devilishly simple.
Doors open at 6:00pm
Wine reception to follow (sponsored by Miro Cellars and Mikhail Iliev)