Music for Voice, Saxophone, and Viola
Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen combine a fearless collaborative exploration of their possibilities as artists with a thoughtful curatorial sense to create intimate and memorable audience experiences. Under the banner “Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…” their voice/saxophone programs have been praised as “a fresh look at what it means to be artists in the 21st century.” Both members of the duo bring a wide array of artistic experiences to their partnership – Ihnen is a mezzo-soprano force of nature (equally comfortable singing Brahms, musical theater, or George Crumb) and Theisen is an active composer of concert music and jazz in addition to his performance career.
Ihnen and Theisen will be joined by internationally acclaimed violist Michael Hall. Hall lives in Chicago and has performed and taught across Europe, Asia and the United States. New Music Connoisseur has called his playing “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today has lauded his “superb technique.” A passionate advocate for new music, Hall recently gave the world premiere world premiere of Stacy Garrop’s Viola Concerto Krakatoa with the Bandung Philharmonic in Indonesia – an orchestra he cofounded and serves as Co-Artistic Director, and as Director of Educational Programs.
Together, Ihnen, Theisen, and Hall will perform recent works composed especially for them.
This series in funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission.