Like all performing arts series worldwide, PEAK Performances, a program of the Office of Arts+ Cultural Programming at Montclair State University serving the magnificent Alexander Kasser Theater, shut down to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Turning out our lights and closing our doors was shocking.
The PEAK staff is working remotely and listening to what we might not have heard before, amidst the noise of the everyday. As if inspired by John Cage's controversial piece of music 4' 33" - a composition positing that in silence we will hear our boldness - we are taking time to discover what newness will emerge bounded by caveats of social distancing.
Live performance will be embraced for its unique intimacy while achieving our goal of expanding audience appreciation for the new in and around us. As has been our custom, we go forward and take this moment to highlight the work by our Community of Artists.
Behind the scenes of a new/old Opera: The Romance of the Rose.View the Project