Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project

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Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director) presented Twin Spirits, a special New York performance celebrating the 200th birthday of composer Robert Schumann, last night, June 30.  The event was broadcast LIVE on SIRIUS XM Pops - satellite radio's home for Classical's Greatest Hits. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event.

An intimate theatrical event devised and directed for the stage by Tony® Award-winner John Caird, Twin Spirits featured Sting, Trudie Styler and Joshua Bell with narration by Academy® Award-nominee David Strathairn, among other artists at The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Twin Spirits is a poetic meditation on the passionate relationship between composer Robert Schumann and wife Clara Wieck. Sting joined his wife, actress, producer and philanthropist Trudie Styler to read from the letters between Robert and Clara. Their story is illustrated and interwoven with music composed by Robert - whose spirit will be embodied by pianist Jeremy Denk, baritone Nathan Gunn and violinist Joshua Bell - and by Clara, who is evoked by pianist Natasha Paremski, soprano Camille Zamora, and cellist Nina Kotova.

Twin Spirits was first performed in 2005, and was recorded before a small audience in a small studio space at London's Royal Opera House in 2007, and released on the Opus Arte label in 2009.

A portion of the proceeds from the performance will benefit the Music Unites Youth Choir, bringing together public high school students from across the five boroughs.

Culture Project is New York's premier destination for artistic work that investigates urgent social and political issues. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and theatre, music and film artists, Culture Project aims to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Allan Buchman, Culture Project has premiered celebrated shows including The Exonerated, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Lawrence Wright's My Trip To Al-Qaeda, Tings Dey Happen, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning world premiere of George Packer's Betrayed and Temple University's acclaimed production of In Conflict. Most recently, Culture Project produced Breaking the Silence, Beating the Drum, a groundbreaking concert at the United Nations to commemorate the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. For more information, visit cultureproject.org.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Music Unites, Founder and Executive Director, Michelle Edgar

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Director John Caird

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Allan Buchman

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trish Regan

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Joel Gray

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Mickey Sumner and guest

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sabrina Holkar and Ari Ellis

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler, Natasha Paremski, Camille Zamora, Nina Kotova, Nathan Gunn, Sting, Joshua Bell, and Jeremy Denk

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Nathan Gunn and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler, Natasha Paremski, Camille Zamora, Nina Kotova, Nathan Gunn, Sting, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
John Caird, Trudie Styler, Natasha Paremski, Camille Zamora, Nina Kotova, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Nathan Gunn, Joshua Bell, and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
John Caird, Trudie Styler, Natasha Paremski, Camille Zamora, Nina Kotova, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Nathan Gunn, Joshua Bell, and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Richard Kind

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Denise Rich

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Trudie Styler, and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Trudie Styler, and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Joel Gray and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sting, Allan Buchman, and

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Trudie Styler

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Joel Gray and Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Joshua Bell

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project
Sting

Photo Coverage: Sting & Styler Lead 'Twin Spirits' for Culture Project

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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