11:00 a.m. Grand opening of the Turn Park Art Space ceremony
Noon— 4:00 p.m. The Turn Park Happening performance
Floating Tower, in collaboration with revolutionary director and stage designer Doug Fitch (New York Philharmonic’s Le Grande Macabre), presents The Turn Park Happening.
An immersive music and theatre production experienced over 4 hours, The Happening celebrates the much awaited opening of Turn Park Art Space, in the Berkshires, by leading audience members on a winding quest through its grounds, installations and performance spaces.
Musicians, clowns, troubadours and children will transform Turn Park into a glittering otherworld. As the audience travels through different routes, they too have a role to play as a witness, as a participant, perhaps even as a character. With music by Mátti Kovler, and costumes by Doug Fitch and Tommy Nguyen, The Turn Park Happening promises to be a memorable event.
Participants include Floating Tower company members & invited guests: the German-Romanian singing sensation Sanda Weigl, mezzo-soprano Sophie Delphis (featured on Grammy-nominated Naxos album of Milhaud’s Oresteia), trumpet player Joe Moffett (Twins of Eldorado, Earth Tonques), Casey Keenan (Lincoln Center Artist of the Year) and others.
Turn Park Art Space is a new and exciting cultural and recreational space located in West Stockbridge, MA. Spread over 16 acres of a former quarry, the diverse and stunning landscape incorporates hills, meadows and a dramatic 65 ft. vertical-drop, with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The park, designed by Alexander Konstantinov and Grigori Fateyev, features a natural park, outdoor sculpture collection, gallery, outdoor amphitheater and a gift shop.
Founded by Igor Gomberg and Katya Brezgunova as a place of exploration for adults and children, Turn Park Art Space will feature ongoing exhibitions, a live performance program and site-specific children’s areas. As Turn Park Art Space’s opening event, The Turn Park Happening incorporates all of these elements and more, highlighting the beauty of the physical space and the interaction of various art forms.