Artist Rehearsal Residency
“It is a rare luxury to have ample time to prepare with nothing to worry about except making music. Doing so among such wonderful people at such a high level is even rarer.” — Joe Magar, Artist
The Birdfoot Festival’s Rehearsal Residency gives musicians the time and space to study major works of chamber music in depth, away from the frenetic pace of a performing career. Birdfoot believes that when musicians are given the necessary time to engage fully in this creative process, audiences experience the exhilarating results. Time to explore, reflect, develop, and collaborate translates into gripping performances that lift off the page and breath new life into old notes.
Birdfoot’s Rehearsal Residency, which runs throughout the festival, is an essential, if less visible component of the Birdfoot Festival than its public concerts and events. The residency begins with four days in the immersive and inspiring environment of the Madewood Plantation House (Napoleonville, LA) and continues with a residency combining rehearsal time with community events at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.
Curious to experience art in the making? Join us for one of the Birdfoot Festival’s Open Rehearsals.
May 24–29, 2017 — Madewood Plantation House
May 30–June 2, 2017 — The Birdfoot Festival 2017 @ the CAC
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
900 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130
May 30–June 2, 2017, the Birdfoot Festival will fill the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans with its annual celebration of dynamic live chamber music as part of its residency partnership with the CAC. Celebrating its sixth season, the Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and won glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its “youthful, rule-bending style.” In 2017, the Birdfoot Festival once again makes downtown New Orleans its home, rehearsing, performing, and staging its city-wide performances, Young Artist Program, and community events from the CAC.