Justice Snow’s Salon set to return on Sunday
December 5, 2014
Renowned composer Andrea Clearfield and local choreographer Alya Howe will bring together some remarkable talents for a one-of-a-kind arts performance at the Salon at Justice Snow's on Sunday.
Clearfield and Howe have curated a program of seven dynamic pieces including music, dance, poetry and puppetry in the intimate and historic setting.
The program includes Clearfield performing a piano solo by Frederic Chopin joined by dancers Howe and Deborah Colley; Aspen's Nikki Boxer performing vocal jazz selections with local pianist David Dyer; Sharon Glassman, with musician Paul Kiteck, reading from her novel-with-songs "Blame It on Hoboken"; Suzi Q. Smith performing slam poetry and spoken word works; Shere Coleman performing puppetry vignettes; and Melanie Manos presenting video shorts and performing an abbreviated version of her spoken-word and dance piece "Salad!"
"The depth of artistic talent represented and the creative vision of Andrea and Alya have made each Salon entirely unique," said Michele Kiley, Justice Snow's proprietress and co-founder of the Salon. "I'm pleased that Justice Snow's is the home for such performances. The Parlor is an ideal location to showcase these art forms. It's an environment where guests and performers have an intimate exchange that has become a powerful, emotive experience for everyone. Where else do you have the opportunity to see such diverse entertainment up close in one night?"
The Salon is an award-winning performance series in Philadelphia modeled after the 19th-century European salons. Founded in 1986 by composer and Aspen Music Festival and School alum Clearfield, these events feature a broad spectrum of artistic performance, including all types of music, spoken word, dance and multimedia works. Many of the pieces and ensembles are experimental and created specifically to suit the intimate atmosphere. Previous events have sold out and earned rave reviews from both audiences and performers.
The evening will include wine and hors d'oeuvres from esteemed Justice Snow's chef Jonathan Leichliter. Because of the limited seating available, only 50 tickets will be sold, and RSVPs are strongly recommended.