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New Concert: “Rencontres Poétiques” with Christina Goh at Le Centre Musical Ockeghem in Tours, France on October 20th 2022

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Composers Christina Goh and Mary Bichner are excited to announce that Rencontres Poétiques, their collaborative poetry-inspired concert series, will be returning to the stage on October 20th, 2022! This second installment of the concert will take place at the historic Centre Musial Ockeghem located in Tours, France; and will be free to the public with advance reservation. The City of Tours will be the official host of the concert.

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Further details including start times, ticket reservations, and additional partnering organizations will be announced soon! 

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Thank you so much to Christina Goh and The City of Tours for this wonderful concert, and looking forward to October!


This Saturday, 03/10/18: “Colorful Concert” with Mary Bichner and Molly Zenobia at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey


( Artwork Credits, from L to R: 1. Gabriele Evertz // Clearing / Lichtung, 2017 // Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 in. // Courtesy of the artist and Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY ||| 2. Richard Garrison // Circular Color Scheme: Target, May 22-28, 2016, Pages 1 & 1A. “Cute Combos/Picnic Pick-Ups,” 2016 // Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 12 x 12 in. // Courtesy of the artist and Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY ||| 3. Paul Corio // Regal Strike, 2017 // Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 84 in. // Courtesy of the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY ||| All photos courtesy of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey )


Mary is thrilled to be performing at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey this Saturday, March 10th @ 6:00pm, alongside fellow synesthetic composer Molly Zenobia, for VACNJ’s Concert in the Gallery series! Entitled “Colorful Concert”, this performance will celebrate three new VACNJ exhibitions: “Radiant Energy“, “Richard Garrison: All-consuming“, and “Stair-gazing: Paul Corio“. All three exhibitions focus on visual artists whose work centers around color and color theory.


As part of “Colorful Concert”, Mary and Molly will each perform their own synesthesia-inspired musical set amidst these beautiful works of art, as well as discuss how they use color to inspire their individual composition processes, followed by a Q&A wine reception. It’s sure to be a magical evening! <3

Now moving into its ninth decade, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is dedicated to the mission of bringing art and people together. This mission is fulfilled by the best in contemporary art exhibitions, a robust Studio School operating a four semester schedule, public programs ranging from the annual Talking Pictures Film Series to Art Afternoons that allow the public to interact with exhibiting artists, and outreach programs for seniors, at-risk youth and children, and adults with disabilities.


Here are complete details for the concert, including where to purchase tickets!:


03/10/18: “COLORFUL CONCERT” AT THE VISUAL ARTS CENTER OF NEW JERSEY
When
: Saturday, March 10th @ 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901)
Tickets: $10 (General Admission)
Ticket Link: HERE
Performers: Mary Bichner (vocals, piano), Molly Zenobia (vocals, piano)


And here is the official exhibitions page from the VACNJ website, featuring more information on these wonderful visual artists and artworks!:


http://www.artcenternj.org/2018/01/22/check-out-the-exhibitions-opening-on-february-2/


Looking forward to this rainbow-filled concert! <3


Thursday, February 16th: Lunchtime Lecture at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mary looks forward to sharing about her Mount Auburn Cemetery composer residency this Thursday February 16th, as part of Mount Auburn’s Lunchtime Lecture series! The lecture is free and will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm at Mount Auburn’s Story Chapel. Complete details can be found at the following link:


http://mountauburn.org/2016/lunch-lecture-composing-for-a-cemetery/


Thanks so much and hope to see you there! <3


Composer Residency at Mount Auburn Cemetery: Studio Dates Next Week

Greetings one and all! Hope you had a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year! <3



Another Mount Auburn update — Mary is thrilled to announce that she has completed all of the new compositions for her Mount Auburn Cemetery composer residency, and will be recording them with an 18-piece musical ensemble in the studio next week! Here is a preview of one of the pieces, inspired by a bright autumn day at Mount Auburn:






More updates (including a release date for the recordings) will be announced in the coming weeks — please check back soon! <3