The 2020/21 academic year is in full swing and our Shenandoah Conservatory faculty, staff and students have prepared a unique season of innovation and creativity with our patrons in mind!
INTRODUCING CP4U + CP4U SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP
CP4U (Conservatory Performs for You) is our new digital platform showcasing a dynamic lineup of music, theatre and dance by Shenandoah Conservatory’s own award-winning faculty and students, as well as internationally acclaimed guest artists. Patrons can purchase single view digital tickets for select shows or gain access to all of the conservatory’s digital performances by becoming a CP4U Sustaining Member! CP4U Sustaining Memberships give members access to exclusive content from around the conservatory, and provide much-needed support for our programs at a time when revenue for live performances is severely limited.
While single-viewing access will be available for some programs, a CP4U Sustaining Membership ensures you can access all of our digital content and support our programming throughout the season.
2020/21 brings a season full of surprises, from outdoor concerts and pop-up programs to virtual performances and interactive online engagement. Highlights include musical theatre revues featuring classics by Rodgers and Hammerstein; an innovative series of dance films by choreographers Tiffanie Carson, Charlie Maybee and and Daniel Padierna; a collaborative filmed project of Heathers: The Musical; engaging outdoor jazz performances featuring the best of swing, bebop and blues; a choral collaboration with D.C.-based opera company IN Series featuring an unprecedented digital production of Orpheus and Eurydice; and classical music performances by student chamber ensembles and our own internationally acclaimed pianists John O’Conor and Alexander Bernstein.
In addition to these great performances by students and faculty, our season will feature digital and live appearances (as possible) by a range of exciting guest artists, including Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero; new music greats Sō Percussion and Alarm Will Sound; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw; and two groundbreaking multidisciplinary productions: Cartography, a contemporary piece by theatre artist Kaneza Schaal and writer Christopher Myers inspired by the their work with refugee youth in the U.S. and abroad; and #IMPERFECT, an original dance work about mental health and the pervasive nature of social media by Brooklyn-based Flexin’ dance pioneer Drew Dollaz.
In a year of digital programming, our communications will primarily be digital (and we’re saving a few trees along the way). We’ll continue to provide updates through regular email and social media communications.