Date(s) of Performance

10/30/2014 - 11/2/2014


Richard Alston Dance Company, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)

Directed by

RADC: Richard Alston, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME): Clarice Jensen


RADC Dancers Ihsaan de Banya, Nicholas Bodych, Elly Braund, Jennifer Hayes, James Muller, Nancy Nerantzi, Liam Riddick, Oihana Vesga Bujan, Simon Donnellon, Phoebe Hart; Guest Artists Heather J. Buchanan, Organ; Nicholas Phan, Tenor; Jason Ridgway, Piano; American Contemporary Music Ensemble: First Violins Keats Dieffenbach, Anna Elashvilli, Ben Russell; Second Violins Caleb Burhans, Courtney Orlando, Chris Otto, Alex Shiozaki(sub); Cellos Clarice Jensen, Brian Snow; Bass Kris Saebo; Montclair State University Vocal Accord: Conductor Heather J. Buchanan; Soprano Angel Baker, Katie Carey, Nicole Jodoin, Karen Levandoski, Christine Rauschenbach, Claire Tsiporukha; Alto Lisa Andreacchi, Lauren D’Imperio, CJ Harden, Christina McCall, Allison Mello, Elaine Thoman; Tenor Ford Foster, Zachery Morehouse, Ngqibeka Peter Ncanywa, Timothy Price, Joseph Schnorrbusch, Terrence ThornhillBass Gabriel Baseman, John McLean, Stefon Gaines, Aaron Kurtz, Jamey Vavra, Jason Zacher


Richard Alston, dubbed by The Times of London “our most musical choreographer,” makes a triumphant return to Peak Performances after the enormous success of his last visit, when The New York Times named Richard Alston Dance Company’s Unfinished Business the year’s best dance performance. The 2014 engagement includes the American premieres of two glorious new works created for the Benjamin Britten centenary, Rejoice in the Lamb and Holderlin Fragments along with the reprise of Unfinished Business(Duet) and 1994’s Illuminations, set to Britten’s song cycle based on poems by Rimbaud. Live music for this special performance is provided by rising star tenor Nicholas Phan; vital new music group American Contemporary Music Ensemble; renowned pianist Jason Ridgway; and Montclair State’s own 24-voice choir, Vocal Accord.


Theatre and Performance Studies



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