Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
American Modern Opera Company

AMOC serves as the artistic home for seventeen of the most exciting singers, dancers, and instrumentalists of the rising generation. AMOC’s artists are committed to reimagining what it means to make opera in the twenty-first century: unlike a typical opera company, which features a constantly-changing roster of artists in one particular theater, AMOC focuses on deep, long-term artistic relationships among its core members. Led by Artistic Directors Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, the company’s goal is to create a body of new, discipline-colliding music- and dance-theater works, conceived, developed, and performed by our artists.

AMOC’s second season included the premiere of With Care, a new work co-commissioned by ODC Theater in San Francisco and AMOC, created by dancer Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt; a second, expanded Run AMOC! Festival at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA; performances of John Adams’s El Niño, arranged specially for AMOC, at the Cloisters; and our first fully-staged chamber opera production, Hans Werner Henze’s El Cimarrón, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In AMOC’s first season, the company launched its inaugural Run AMOC! Festival, at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA in December; held its first major teaching and performance residency at Harvard University in February; performed at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, in March; and was Artist-in-Residence at Park Avenue Armory in April. Other recent engagements include appearances at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.

 

I Have Worked With

  • February 2020

    AMOC was thrilled to be a part of the Momentary’s inaugural festival, TIME BEING, with two performances of A Study on Effort and pop-up recitals performed by KEIR GOGWILT.

    A Study on Effort explores connections between sound, body, and duration. An hour-long dialogue between dancer BOBBI JENE SMITH and violinist KEIR GOGWILT, the piece transposes different physical and emotional tasks between music and movement. Efforts are supported and transformed in the exchange between gesture and sound, finding pleasure at the boundaries of the two artistic disciplines.

  • January 2020

    AMOC joined the Capital Region Classical season at Union College with a program of chamber music performed in the college’s historic Memorial Chapel. Tenor PAUL APPLEBY, violinist MIRANDA CUCKSON, cellist COLEMAN ITZKOFF, and pianist CONOR HANICK will perform a program featuring MATTHEW AUCOIN’s Merrill Songs for tenor and piano as well as arrangements of Berg’s Seven Early Songs by AMOC violinist and writer KEIR GOGWILT.

  • July 2019

    AMOC singers ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO and PAUL APPLEBY were joined by MATTHEW AUCOIN at the piano, as well as special guest WAYNE KOESTENBAUM, celebrated poet and scholar, in an inventive new recital program: a gathering of music that “veils” or transforms unspeakable desires into new, mysterious forms.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Jennifer
Job Title/Position: 
Managing Director
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 390002
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physical Address: 
Cambridge, MA 02139
Last Name: 
Chen

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Music - Chamber
Music - Composition
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - General
Year Founded: 
2017
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
25
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
N/A

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Basic equipment for music-based productions (ex., piano, chairs, & stands)
Marley floor and lighting/technical equipment and support for most dance-based productions
Lighting/technical equipment and support for theatrical productions
Fee Range Minimum: 
$2,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$40,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
18