Angela & Jennifer Chun, Violin Duo
When Jonah Bokaer Choreography celebrates its 15th anniversary as a dance company with a debut at The Joyce Theater, New York’s famed dance venue, the presentation will be designed by renowned architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro principal Charles Renfro, and will feature the world premiere of a new work choreographed by Jonah Bokaer to music by Nico Muhly, whose opera Marnie has its U.S. premiere just days before. Joining the company’s eight lead dancers onstage to perform Muhly’s music, one work in its very first live performance, will be violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun.
Angela and Jennifer, a violin duo of uncommon distinction, will perform the music for the second half of the program, which is called Late Nights on Air: the live world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Four Studies, a work that he wrote specifically for them, as well as his Honest Music – all music that the three of them recorded in 2016 on a Harmonia Mundi disc that also featured music of Philip Glass. The disc, Glass – In the Summer House (the three also performed an arrangement of that title track), went on to top Billboard and iTunes charts.
The October 27-28 program at the Joyce – which will have three performances – comes shortly after Nico Muhly’s latest opera, Marnie, has its U.S. premiere on October 19 at the Metropolitan Opera.
- Angela and Jennifer Chun Perform Nico Muhly Premiere as Part of Jonah Bokaer Choreography 15th Anniversary at The Joyce Theater, October 27-28, 2018 – Press release
Photos: Benjamin Ealovega