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Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Women at Work

Downtown Music Productions - 3:00PM

St. Mark's in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St.
New York New York 10003
Price: $20, $12 Seniors/Students

A program of works by women composers, including Madeline Dring's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano, Louise Farrenc's Piano Quintet, Kathryn Mishell's short opera Have a Good Day and piano rags. Karen will perform songs by Mira Spektor.


Past Dates

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Indian Summer Cabaret

Presented by Aviva Players & Downtown Music Productions - 2:00PM

Opera America, 330 Seventh Avenue
New York New York 10001
Price: $25

Concert PosterKaren performs with baritone Lars Woodul and pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe in a program of songs and rags by women composer, along with duets from the classic Broadway songbook. 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Summer Cabaret

12th Annual Aviva Players Concert - 2:00PM

Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway
Montauk New York 11954
631-668-3377
Price: Free

Karen performs with baritone Lars Woodul and pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe in a program of songs and rags by women composer, along with duets from the classic Broadway songbook. 


Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Duets & Solos for Voice & Piano

11th Annual Aviva Players Concert - 7:30PM

Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway
Montauk New York 11954
631-668-3377
Price: Free

Karen performs with soprano Hillary Schranze and pianist Mimi Stern Wolfe in a program of works by Schulhoff, Spektor, Mozart and others.


Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Le Nozze di Figaro

Downtown Symphony's Annual "Opera on the Terrace" - 3:00PM

Richard Harris Terrace, 199 Chambers Street
New York New York 10007
Price: Free

Karen sings Susanna in this concert performance, with Doug Anderson conducting. Cast includes Ethan Fran, Melissa Gerstein, Doris Holz, Marguerite Mousset, Devin Provenzano, Sanford Rothenberg, and Lars Woodul.


Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance Gala

Centennial Celebration - 5:00-7:30PM

Broadway & 204th St.
New York New York 10034
Price: $60, $75 or $100 donation

Karen will sing Helen Wilkinson Dyckman's Dutch Lullaby, written in June 1916 for the Mother's Room in the Dyckman House, on the occasion of its opening as a museum.  She is performing with Keith Burton on piano and Don Rice on soprano sax, who will then share their jazz and merengue versions of the tune.


Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Annual Composers Concert

Musicians Club of New York - 8:00PM

Liederkranz Concert Hall, 6 East 87th Street
New York New York 10128
Price: Free with reservation

Karen performs songs and duets of Mira Spektor with pianist Barbara Ames and baritone Lars Woodul on this concert also featuring the works of Ala Borzoi, Alexander Dmitriev, Brian Hunter, Paul H. Kirby, William McNally, and Nataliya Medvedovskaya.

 

This concert is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Send "name - number of seats requested - website" to rsvp@musiciansclubofny.org. You should receive a confirmation number within 24 hours.


Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

That Certain Age

Presented by the Aviva Players and Kindred Spirits - 7:30PM

National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue
New York New York 10001
Price: $20

Karen appears in Mira Spektor's two-person cabaret opera "Give Me Time." The program also features works by composers Ono no Komachi, Haim Elisha, Anne Philips and Seymour Barab.


Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Soprano Soloist, Haydn Theresienmesse & Schubert Mass in G

The Putnam Chorale - 3:00PM

Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mt. Ebo Road North
Brewster New York 10509
845-520-7574
Price: $15 General, $12 Srs./Students

With full orchestra and Andrea Saposnik, Mezzo Soprano, David Gordon, Tenor, and Robert Balonek, Baritone


Monday, December 22nd, 2014

7 Mini Operas by 6 Composers

Presented by New York Women Composers - 7:30 PM

National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue
New York New York 10001
Price: $20

Karen will appear as Emma in Mira J Spektor's Passion of Lizzie Borden and also in her comic Ladies of Romance.  The program also includes works by Alla Berzova, Patricia Leonard, Julie Mandel, Anne Phillips, and Lou Rogers.


Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Soprano Soloist, Handel's Messiah

Downtown Symphony - 3:00 PM

Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street
New York New York
Price: Free

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Tribute Concert to Seymour Barab

All Souls Unitarian Church - 4:00 PM

1175 Lexington Avenue
New York New York

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Jane Eyre by Louis Karchin

Center for Contemporary Opera - 8:00 PM

The Cell Theatre - 338 W. 23rd St.
New York, New York 10011
US (347) 265-8943
Price: $20

Karen sings the role of Blanche Ingram in this opera-in-progress, presented as part of CCO's development series.  

Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.


Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Tess

Golden Fleece Ltd. / The Composers Chamber Theatre - 7:00 PM

National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue
New York New York 10001
Price: $15 / $10 students & seniors

Note different start time from June 22nd.  

Karen sings the role of Tess in excerpts from the opera of the same name by Matthew Harris, based on the classic Tess of the d'Urbervilles.  The program also features Happy Valentine by Lou Rodgers.


Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Tess

Golden Fleece Ltd. / The Composers Chamber Theatre - 7:30 PM

National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue
New York New York 10001
Price: $15 / $10 students & seniors

Karen sings the role of Tess in excerpts from the opera of the same name by Matthew Harris, based on the classic Tess of the d'Urbervilles.  The program also features Happy Valentine by Lou Rodgers.


Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Concert - "Song New York" - Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre

Studios 353

353 W. 48th St.
New York New York 10036
212-691-6105
Price: $15 / $10 seniors and students

Annual concert of American Vocal Music.  Karen will perform works by Charles Coleman, Robert Hess, Lou Rodgers, Mira Spektor and David Wolfson.  Tristan Cano accompanies.


Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

"The Music of Friends"

Mark Twain Library - 2:00PM

439 Redding Rd.
Redding, Connecticut 06896
203-938-2545
Price: Free (reservations required)

Chamber music has been aptly described as "the music of friends" for its intimacy of scale and conversational qualities.  Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon of chamber music selections, which will include pieces both classic and contemporary.  This intimate and stirring program will be presented by Ralph Kirmser, oboe; Karen Jolicoeur, soprano; Jessica Raposo, flute; and Kyle Nobles, piano.

Note that this venue routinely fills to capacity!  Please call or go to the website to reserve your seat: http://www.marktwainlibrary.org/.


Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Bomba and the Coquì

El Museo del Barrio - 1PM & 3PM

1230 5th Ave. (104th/105th)
New York, New York 10029
Price: Free (Target Free 3rd Saturday)

Bomba GraphicThe cast of Bomba and the Coquì has been invited to reprise the show as part of El Museo del Barrio's "We 'heart' Musica" event. 

 

 

 

 

 


Friday, August 24th, 2012

Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera

New York International Fringe Festival - 7:15PM - 8:15PM

Theatre 80 - 80 St. Mark's Place
New York, New York 10003
Price: $15 in advance/$18 at the door

See August 10th opening for program info!


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Bomba and the Coquì (Première)

Golden Fleece /Composers Chamber Theatre - 8:00PM

Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th St.
New York New York 10023
212-691-6105
Price: $20 Suggested / $10 Students & S

See the August 22nd opening for details!


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Bomba and the Coquì (Première)

Golden Fleece /Composers Chamber Theatre - 8:00PM

Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th St.
New York New York 10023
212-691-6105
Price: $20 Suggested / $10 Students & S

Bomba and the CoquìKaren plays the mean teacher Miss Pena in a the concert première of Ana Isabel Garcia's "Bomba and the Coqui."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera

New York International Fringe Festival - 7:45PM - 8:45PM

Theatre 80 - 80 St. Mark's Place
New York, New York 10003
Price: $15 in advance/$18 at the door

See August 10th opening for program info!


Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera

New York International Fringe Festival - 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Theatre 80 - 80 St. Mark's Place
New York, New York 10003
Price: $15 in advance/$18 at the door

See August 10th opening for program info!


Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera

New York International Fringe Festival - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Theatre 80 - 80 St. Mark's Place
New York New York 10003
Price: $15 in advance/$18 at the door

See August 10th opening for program info!


Friday, August 10th, 2012

Saharava: A Ritualized Dance Opera

New York International Fringe Festival - 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Theatre 80 - 80 St. Mark's Place
New York, New York 10003
Price: $15 in advance/$18 at the door

SaharavaSaharava was created as a collaboration between composer Fahad Siadat and choreographer Andre Megerdichian. This live theatrical work combines contemporary dance and wordless song in a visceral and raw transformative ritual based on the structure of the Major Arcana in the tarot deck of cards. These 22 cards of the Tarot begin with card 0, the Fool, and tell the story of the Fool’s journey from ignorance to understanding. www.saharava.com


Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Concert - "Song New York" - Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre

Studios 353 - 8:00 P.M.

353 W. 48th St.
New York New York 10036
212-691-6105
Price: $15 / $10 seniors and students

Annual concert of American Vocal Music.  Karen performed works by Seymour Barab, Charles Coleman, Robert Mitchell, Lou Rodgers, Ned Rorem and Mira Spektor.  Musical direction by Tristan Cano.


Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Klavierhaus Concert Hall presents Karen Jolicoeur in Recital

"Turn, Turn, Turn - the cycles of life in song, from the Belle Epoque to the present" - 3:00 p.m.

211 W 58th St. (Broadway & 7th Avenue)
New York, New York 10019
Call (212) 245-4535 to reserve your tickets.
Price: $25

Seasons Tree

Themes of the seasons, love blooming and fading, night and day, endings and beginnings, weave in and out of an engaging mix of late romantic and salon music alongside new works. Music by Strauss, Granados, Charpentier; Rorem, Copland, and Weill; and some of the NYC composers whose work Karen has premiered including Michael Dellaira, Thomas Carlo Bo and David Wolfson. Karen will be accompanied by Bill Lewis at the piano.


Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Machine Stops

Scenes from a new opera by Geoffrey Kidde - 7 p.m.

Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St. - Penthouse 2
New York New York 10019
Price: Full house - no more seats avail

Karen sings the role of Xansah in selections from Geoffrey Kidde's opera in two acts for seven voices and electronics, based on the short story by E.M. Forster.


Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Aquitaine Dialogues (Premiere)

Golden Fleece /Composers Chamber Theatre - 4:00 p.m.

Roy Arias Stage IV, 300 W. 43rd St. (bet 8th & 9th Aves.)
New York, New York 10036
212-691-6105
Price: $20 General, $15 Students/Senior

June 23rd through 26th. Karen plays Eleanor of Aquitaine in Aquitaine Dialogues: A New Musical Theater Work by Lou Rodgers. A Speculation of the Early Romantic Life of Eleanor - Of What Could Have Happened and What Should Have Happened. For advance reservations, please e-mail GoldenFleeceRSVP@hotmail.com or call 212-691-6105.


Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Aquitaine Dialogues (Premiere)

Golden Fleece /Composers Chamber Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

Roy Arias Stage IV, 300 W. 43rd St. (bet 8th & 9th Aves.)
New York, New York 10036
212-691-6105
Price: $20 General, $15 Students/Senior

June 23rd through 26th. Karen plays Eleanor of Aquitaine in Aquitaine Dialogues: A New Musical Theater Work by Lou Rodgers. A Speculation of the Early Romantic Life of Eleanor - Of What Could Have Happened and What Should Have Happened. For advance reservations, please e-mail GoldenFleeceRSVP@hotmail.com or call 212-691-6105.


Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Aquitaine Dialogues (Premiere)

Golden Fleece /Composers Chamber Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

Roy Arias Stage IV, 300 W. 43rd St. (bet 8th & 9th Aves.)
New York, New York 10036
212-691-6105
Price: $20 General, $15 Students/Senior

June 23rd through 26th. Karen plays Eleanor of Aquitaine in Aquitaine Dialogues: A New Musical Theater Work by Lou Rodgers. A Speculation of the Early Romantic Life of Eleanor - Of What Could Have Happened and What Should Have Happened. For advance reservations, please e-mail GoldenFleeceRSVP@hotmail.com or call 212-691-6105.


Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Tin Angel (Premiere/Atelier)

Center for Contemporary Opera - 8:00 PM

The Cell Theatre - 338 W. 23rd St.
New York, New York 10011
US (347) 265-8943
Price: $20

April 21st & 22nd. Karen will sing the role of Maria in the premiere reading of "The Tin Angel" with music by Daniel Asia and libretto by Paul Pines (based on his novel of the same name).

The creators say, "The Tin Angel is a murder mystery set in a threshold world of sublime music in the heart of no-man’s land. Pablo Waitz, owner of the jazz club, has lost his partner and the club’s cash reserves in a drug deal gone bad. Outside the club, the dispossessed own the street. Inside, an assortment of entrepreneurs and musicians, artists and gamblers, cops and hustlers find themselves connected by the magical quality of the music.

Adding to the crisis, Ponce’s troubled ghost joins that of Pablo’s late father, an Auschwitz survivor who walks the Bowery battlements questioning his son’s dedication to this shadow world. Pablo’s lover, Maria, wants to leave this place, and gives Pablo an ultimatum. But he is possessed by the mission to recover the money, and uncover the underlying mystery of his partner’s violent death. Most of all, he clings to the hope of keeping the Tin Angel alive.

The question raised by this opera is timeless: How do we make a life out of love and loss, recognizing the light in darkness that unites us all?"

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Tin Angel (Premiere/Atelier)

Center for Contemporary Opera - 8:00 PM

The Cell Theatre - 338 W. 23rd St.
New York, New York 10011
US (347) 265-8943
Price: $20

April 21st & 22nd. Karen will sing the role of Maria in the premiere reading of "The Tin Angel" with music by Daniel Asia and libretto by Paul Pines (based on his novel of the same name).

The creators say, "The Tin Angel is a murder mystery set in a threshold world of sublime music in the heart of no-man’s land. Pablo Waitz, owner of the jazz club, has lost his partner and the club’s cash reserves in a drug deal gone bad. Outside the club, the dispossessed own the street. Inside, an assortment of entrepreneurs and musicians, artists and gamblers, cops and hustlers find themselves connected by the magical quality of the music.

Adding to the crisis, Ponce’s troubled ghost joins that of Pablo’s late father, an Auschwitz survivor who walks the Bowery battlements questioning his son’s dedication to this shadow world. Pablo’s lover, Maria, wants to leave this place, and gives Pablo an ultimatum. But he is possessed by the mission to recover the money, and uncover the underlying mystery of his partner’s violent death. Most of all, he clings to the hope of keeping the Tin Angel alive.

The question raised by this opera is timeless: How do we make a life out of love and loss, recognizing the light in darkness that unites us all?"

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Center for Contemporary Opera

Gala Benefit - 8:00PM

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
New York New York 10003
347-265-8943
Price: $35

A gala evening to benefit the Center for Contemporary Opera. The evening will include scenes from upcoming CCO productions of "The Secret Agent" by Michael Dellaira and J.D. McCLatchy, "Enemies, a Love Story" by Ben Moore and Namha Sandrow, and "The Tin Angel" by Daniel Asia and Paul Pines. These scenes will be presented by CCO's outstanding artists. Ms. Jolicoeur will be featured as Maria in "The Tin Angel," a role which she will premiere with CCO in April.

As part of CCO's outreach program, "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus", and "The Mary Shelley Opera" will also be presented by the superb Frost Opera Theater from The University of Miami Frost School of Music.

The evening will begin with drinks at 8pm and the program will begin at approximately 8:15. A lovely reception will follow.

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Concert - "Song New York" - Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre

Renee Weiler Hall, Greenwich House Music School - 8:00 PM

46 Barrow Street
New York New York 10014
(212) 691-6105
Price: $15 / $10 seniors and students

Karen sang the works of Seymour Barab, Thomas Carlo Bo, Ned Rorem and Robert Hess. Thomas Carlo Bo accompanied.


Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Concert - "Square One Series" - Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre

Studios 353 - 8:00 PM

353 West 48th St., 2nd Floor
New York New York 10036
(212) 691-6105
Price: $10

Karen will sing excerpts from Lou Rodgers' "Aquitaine Dialogues" on this program of new works in process.

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Solo Recital - "Turn, Turn, Turn - the cycles of life in song, from the Belle Epoque to the present"

Freeport Memorial Library Classical Concert Series - 2:30 PM

144 West Merrick Road
Freeport, New York 11520
516-379-3274

Themes of the seasons, love blooming and fading, night and day, endings and beginnings, weave in and out of an engaging mix of late romantic and salon music alongside new works. Music by Strauss, Granados, Charpentier; Rorem, Copland, and Weill; and NYC composers whose work Karen has premiered including Michael Dellaira, Thomas Carlo Bo and David Wolfson. Karen will be accompanied by Bill Lewis at the piano.


Thursday, October 14th, 2010

DVD Release Party - Peter Westergaard's "Alice in Wonderland"

The Cell Theatre - 8:00 PM

338 W. 23rd St.
New York New York 10011
(347) 265-8943
Price: Free

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This DVD on the Albany Records label presents the world premiere recording of Westergaard’s Alice in Wonderland, which features Karen as the French Mouse, one half of the Caterpillar, the March Hare, the Duchess's Cook and others! As the composer says, “No question about it, this is a curious sort of opera. There’s no orchestra, just seven singers, singing 41 roles and providing their own accompaniment on- and off-stage, with voices, hand bells, bird whistles, drums, and occasional sound effects.” Come join CCO as we celebrate the release of our third commercial recording. Karen will also join a panel discussion about the work led by CCO Artistic Director Eric Salzman, which will be followed by a showing of the short documentary, Westergaard in Wonderland. Later, meet the cast and creative team while you enjoy some of CCO's famous wines.


Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Shadows of the City (Premiere)

Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre - 4:00 p.m.

14th St. Y Theater, 344 East 14th Street (bet. 1st & 2nd Aves.)
New York NY 10003
212-691-6105
Price: $20 General / $15 Students & Sen

June 24th through 27th, Karen plays Lizzie in the world premiere Thomas Carlo Bo's film noir opera "Shadows of the City." The first half of the program features a separate cast in scenes from Richard Peaslee's musical "Boccaccio."

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Shadows of the City (Premiere)

Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

14th St. Y Theater, 344 East 14th Street (bet. 1st & 2nd Aves.)
New York NY 10003
212-691-6105
Price: $20 General / $15 Students & Sen

June 24th through 27th, Karen plays Lizzie in the world premiere Thomas Carlo Bo's film noir opera "Shadows of the City." Program is repeated at 8 p.m. on at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27th. The first half of the program features a separate cast in scenes from Richard Peaslee's musical "Boccaccio."

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Shadows of the City (Premiere)

Golden Fleece/Composers Chamber Theatre - 8 p.m.

14th St. Y Theater, 344 East 14th Street (bet. 1st & 2nd Aves.)
New York New York 10003
212-691-6105
Price: $20 General / $15 Students & Sen

June 24th through 27th, Karen plays Lizzie in the world premiere Thomas Carlo Bo's film noir opera "Shadows of the City." Program is repeated at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th and at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27th. The first half of the program features a separate cast in scenes from Richard Peaslee's musical "Boccaccio."

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Center for Contemporary Opera

Gala Benefit - 8:00 p.m.

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
New York New York 10003
Uni 347-265-8943
Price: $25 - $99

The evening will be hosted by WQXR's Midge Woolsey.

Ms. Jolicoeur will reprise music from her recent portrayal of Winnie in CCO's atelier performance of The Secret Agent by Michael Dellaira and J.D. McClatchy.

The evening will also feature scenes from other recent CCO productions as well as the New York premiere of the comic opera "Review" by Jeremy Beck and Patricia Marx, presented as part of CCO's outreach program by the very talented opera workshop at James Madison University in Virginia.

Goodie bags for he and she generously donated by Estée Lauder!

Ticket and donation information is available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95717

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Prima le Parole - Center for Contemporary Opera

"First the Words" - Libretti by Carol Gilligan and Terry Quinn - 7:00 PM

New York Society Library, 53 E. 79th St.
New York New York 10075
US 347-265-8943
Price: Free with reservation

The Century for Contemporary Opera presents the Prima le Parole series to give lovers of opera and literature a first glimpse of exciting new works, and their writers a first hearing of their text. This 90-minute presentation offers non-musical readings from new opera libretti by noted playwright Terry Quinn and by well-known feminist, ethicist, and psychologist Dr. Carol Gilligan. Each libretto is based on a work by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Brenda Wineapple, author of Hawthorne: A Life, will provide context and commentary. Light refreshments will be served.

Karen reads the role of Hester Prynne in Carol Gilligan's PEARL: An opera inspired by The Scarlet Letter.


Friday, October 23rd, 2009

The Secret Agent (Premiere/Atelier)

Center for Contemporary Opera - 8:00 PM

The Cell Theatre - 338 W. 23rd St.
New York, New York 10011
US (347) 265-8943
Price: $20

October 22 & 23 - Karen will play Winnie in the premiere reading of Michael Dellaira & J.D. McClatchy''s "The Secret Agent." The opera is based on the Joseph Conrad 1907 novel of the same name, which is in turn based on a real-life attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1896.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Secret Agent (Premiere/Atelier)

Center for Contemporary Opera - 8:00 PM

The Cell Theatre - 338 W. 23rd St.
New York, New York 10011
US (347) 265-8943
Price: $20

October 22 & 23 - Karen will play Winnie in the premiere reading of Michael Dellaira & J.D. McClatchy''s "The Secret Agent." The opera is based on the Joseph Conrad 1907 novel of the same name, which is in turn based on a real-life attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1896.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Movement Research - Open Performance

Experience Vocal Dance Company - Karen's Vocalise - 8:00 PM

Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street (7th/8th), 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10011
Price: Suggested donation $3

Karen will perform Karen's Vocalise, written by David Wolfson and choreographed by Julie Turner.

Movement Research is one of the world's leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. Valuing the individual artist and their creative process and vital role within society, Movement Research is dedicated to the creation and implementation of free and low-cost programs that nurture and instigate discourse and experimentation.

Open Performance is a program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists' process.

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Bronx Arts Ensemble

400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Arrival in NYC - 1:00-3:00 PM

New York US
Price: Free

Karen performed a Dutch lullaby on this program hosted by New York City Councilmember Oliver Koppell and attended by the Dutch Consul General and various New York City and State elected officials.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Risking Innovation Conference

Association for Theatre in Higher Education - 1:45 PM

Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
United States
Price: Open to conference attendees

Co-facilitating a workshop on Experience Bryon's Integrative Performance Practice

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Experience Vocal Dance Company

Workshop in Integrative Performance Practice - July 11th & 12th, 10a-4p

Pineapple Studios
London WC2H 9JA
UK 0207 624 1663
Price: L125

Workshop Facilitators
Artistic Director: Pioneer of Vocal Dance Theatre Experience Bryon
with EVDC's Principal Artist Karen Jolicoeur
& Associate Movement Facilitator Ros Philips

Integrative Performance Practice is a biodynamic practice rooted in the breath body designed to allow the performer the freedom to completely integrate unlimited movement and uncompromised bel canto singing. This workshop is for those who wish to step beyond training systems that isolate the disciplines of singing/sounding, dancing/moving and acting, and open their work to new possibilities.

Participants of this workshop will leave with:
· embodied experiences of an integrated instrument;
· clear strategies to coordinate and condition as an integrated performer; and
· a series of exercises emerging from the latest research into the physiology of the breath body and psycho-physical approaches to performance.

The completion of the workshop will qualify the participant to audition for a forthcoming London sister company to EVDC NYC if they so wish.

This emerging practice has, in recent years, been workshopped in Moscow, Toronto, Hanover, New York, London and Mexico and performed by Experience Vocal Dance Company at Westside Dance Project, The Embassy Studio, The Playhouse at the Abrons Arts Center, Staatsoper Hanover Ballet Studio as a part of the Tanz und Musictheatre conference, Dance Theatre Workshop, The New Dance Group, The Exchange, JanJus Church Composers Series and at the 92nd Street Y "Fridays at Noon" series.

To register email or call:
info@experiencevocaldance.org
Phone 0207 624 1663
**Places Strictly Limited**

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Zoë's Musical Fairy Tale, Upon A Time

St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Avenue - 5:00 PM

New Milford CT 06776

Karen sings the lead role of Serafina in a concert version of 'Zoë's Musical Fairy Tale, Upon A Time' written and composed by Zoe Vandermeer. A New York City cast with Lars Woodul as the Cruel King and others.

Friday, February 27th, 2009

92nd St. Y Fridays at Noon

"Lied und Tanz" - Experience Vocal Dance Company

1395 Lexington Avenue
New York NY 10128
United States 212-415-5553
Price: Free

These free one-hour, mixed-bill events focus on the process of creating choreography. Three to four choreographers show finished or in-progress choreography with audience discussion following each work. Fridays at Noon is co-curated by Catherine Tharin and Krista Nelson and takes place on the 2nd floor of the 92nd Street Y, in Buttenwieser Hall.

Friday, July 18th, 2008

"Opera and the Undoing of Women"

Experience Vocal Dance Company - 8:00 PM

West Side Dance Project, 260 W 36 Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

See July 17th listing for details

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

"Opera and the Undoing of Women"

Experience Vocal Dance Company - 8:00 PM

West Side Dance Project, 260 W 36 Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Details to follow!

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Uptown Arts Stroll / Make Music New York

Time TBD

Fort Tryon Park - Anne Loftus Playground
New York NY 10040
Price: Free

Karen will be performing selections from "The Dream That You Wish" Details to follow.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Alice in Wonderland by Peter Westergaard

Center for Contemporary Opera

Symphony Space
New York, NY

See June 3rd listing for details

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Alice in Wonderland by Peter Westergaard

Center for Contemporary Opera

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
Price: $20-50

Karen played multiple roles (and bells and whistles - literally!) in the premiere of the first half of this opera with the Center for Contemporary Opera in June of '06 (see the Press page for the New York Times review). She has been asked back to join the cast of the complete opera, to be fully staged at Symphony Space in a joint production by the Center for Contemporary Opera and Princeton University. Details to follow!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Alice in Wonderland by Peter Westergaard

Center for Contemporary Opera - 8:00 p.m.

Richardson Theater, Princeton University
Princeton NJ 08544
Price: $20-50

Karen played multiple roles (and bells and whistles - literally!) in the premiere of the first half of this opera with the Center for Contemporary Opera in June of '06 (see the Press page for the New York Times review). She has been asked back to join the cast of the complete opera, to be fully staged at Symphony Space in a joint production by the Center for Contemporary Opera and Princeton University. Details to follow!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Experience Vocal Dance Company at Movement Research

Dance Theater Workshop - 7 p.m.

219 W. 19th Street (7th/8th)
New York NY 10011
(212) 598-0551
Price: $3 Suggested Donation

Karen's work as a Principal Artist with the Experience Vocal Dance Company will be featured at this program of experimentation and work-in-progress, followed by a moderated audience discussion.

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Experience Vocal Dance at Fielday-Doubled!

7:00 p.m.

New York NY

Excerpts from "Opera and the Undoing of Women" to be performed on the Fielday - Doubled! program at the Henry Street Settlement. Details to follow!

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Experience Vocal Dance Co. at New Dance Group's Exchange

7:00 PM

New York NY

EVDC performs "Time Treads Upon the Hands of Women," from the larger program in development called "Opera and the Undoing of Women" Come experience vocal dance and share your thoughts in the exchange of ideas afterwards. Admission $5. More info at http://ndg.org

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Experience Vocal Dance Company - Video Shoot

New York, NY

at Merce Cunningham Dance Studio

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Experience Vocal Dance at Fielday - Henry Street Settlement

6:30-9:30

New York, NY

Premiere of "Edge II" with fellow soprano and Vocal Dancer Sara Paar. Created by choreographer Lynn Wichern with music by David Wolfson and text by Sylvia Plath. More info: http://www.thefield.org/c-6-fieldday.aspx

Monday, June 25th, 2007

CD Release!

New York NY

Karen releases her long-awaited lullaby album, "The Dream That You Wish," on the What's Left Records label. Purchase through CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com/karenj

January 2007

Experience Vocal Dance on "Art or Something Like It" on CUNY TV

Multiple Broadcasts

New York NY

See Karen rehearse the Piangero from Handel's Giulio Cesare with the Experience Vocal Dance Company. If you missed it, you can watch it on Real Video here: http://tinyurl.com/333v35

December 2006

Vivaldi "Gloria"

New York, NY

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Experience Vocal Dance at Movement Research - Dance Theater

7:00pm

New York NY

Performance of a selection from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Experience Vocal Dance at Fielday - Henry Street Settlement

7:30

New York NY

Performance of a selection from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Alice in Wonderland, Center for Contemporary Opera

New York NY
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