Eight-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne, who got her start performing blues with The Holmes Brothers in Dan Lynch’s Bar in New York City, will perform Love and Hate, in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center on February 4.
Love and Hate is a performance piece centered around a song cycle exploring modern romantic love and its undercurrents of anger, fear, pride, and passion. Anchored by Osborne’s voice and inspirational writing, Love and Hate is a theatrical multimedia experience that combines music, dance, and film in an exploration of the human heart.
Following its Lincoln Center debut, Osborne hopes to launch an international touring production of Love and Hate with a live symphony orchestra performing together with her band and dancers.
Osborne studied theatre arts in college and attended NYU film school on a scholarship. She is internationally known as a talent in music, and now brings together her three lifelong passions in this unique production. “From the beginning, the music of Love and Hate seemed to cry out for a more theatrical presentation that I have ever attempted before,” Osborne says. “I’m so excited to have a chance to explore new territory as an artist, and so grateful to Lincoln Center for welcoming this new project into their Songbook Series.
Ms. Osborne, who has performed and collaborated with Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, Luciano Pavarotti, and the Dixie Chicks, developed Love and Hate together with long-time collaborator and guitarist Jack Petruzzelli, who has worked extensively with Patti Smith and Rufus Wainright.
Lily Baldwin created the short films in Love and Hate. Using dance as a fundamental storytelling device, Baldwin incorporates music and visual art to create genre-benders. Baldwin’s work has been shown at various New York venues and galleries and she has an extensive performance history, appearing with The Trisha Brown Dance Company, Doug Varone and The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She most recently has performed with David Byrne.
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