Resonance Works selects first Executive Director, returns to the stage for its ninth season: Bridging Time, Space, and Tradition

Longendyke, a “steward” of Resonance Works’ mission

Resonance Works, Pittsburgh’s artist-driven, multi-modal performing arts company, announced its 2021–22 season, Bridging Time, Space, and Tradition, and the appointment of Dr. Clare Longendyke as the organization’s first Executive Director.

Longendyke, joins Resonance Works from The University of Chicago where she served as Artist in Residence and Director of Chamber Music, exudes a contagious passion for inspiring audiences to forge deeper connections to classical music. In her work as an arts administrator and entrepreneur, Longendyke has advocated for creative placemaking and pioneered new ways to connect artists and audiences to their communities. Longendyke’s efforts to bring innovative musical experiences to public places and historic sites earned her a nomination for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Women of Influence award in 2019. She balances an active international career as a concert pianist with her work as an administrator. “Resonance Works has been a model of resiliency through this challenging time for artists and arts organizations across the country,” Longendyke commented. “I am proud to steward the organization forward alongside Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner as we continue to innovate new and unique ways to engage Pittsburgh audiences and artists.”  Checkout her bio at: https://www.clarelongendyke.com/about.html

Ninth Season Highlights

The ninth season opens on October 1 with HEROES, a series of world premiere opera films created by the member companies of the Decameron Opera Coalition that explore the meaning of heroism. In November, Back to the Future features an all-female-composer line-up and soloist Jeffrey Turner, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s former principal bassist, with the Resonance Chamber Orchestra. A family-friendly film of Engelbert Humperdinck’s beloved Hansel & Gretel debuts in December, with a concert by 2021 Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals-winning soprano, Raven McMillon, following in February. Verdi’s iconic masterpiece, Rigoletto, closes the season with performances in late May.

Check back with us for more detailed individual performance previews throughout the season.  

Read more at http://www.resonanceworks.org 

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org (412) 501-3330

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