New York's Cooper Union Shuts Down Performing Arts Series

Classic Arts News   New York's Cooper Union Shuts Down Performing Arts Series
Cooper Union has suspended its Cooper Arts performing arts series because of lack of funds, a university spokesperson confirmed today.

The series' last performance, for the time being, will be a performance tomorrow night of Morton Feldman's Patterns In A Chromatic Field by cellist Charles Curtis and pianist Alec Karis.

The spokesperson emphasized that the suspension was temporary, and added that the university will continue to be a "center for culture and musical performance."

Cooper Arts was created in 1999. This fall, concerts included a tribute to poet John Ashbery with the vocal ensemble Speculum Musicae, a performance of Steve Reich's seminal Drumming, and the early music group Pomerium in a program of music by 15th-century composer Johannes Ockeghem.

The university is discussing possible funding for the series with the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

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