Mix at Six: Nathalie Joachim + Spektral Quartet
Fanm d’Ayiti

Nathalie Joachim + Spektral Quartet

Thank you for your interest in Nathalie Joachim + Spektral Quartet. Unfortunately, faced with uncertainty in the months ahead about the impact of COVID-19 — especially when it comes to artist travel and visas — we have made the difficult decision to postpone a number of performances. This includes Nathalie Joachim + Spektral Quartet. We have rescheduled this performance from December 2, 2020 to March 10, 2021 to remain as part of our 20–21 season.

Following this and other changes to the season, Mix at Six will now be a four-performance series. Please visit our Mix at Six subscription page to learn more about the remaining performances in the 20–21 season. If you are a Mix at Six subscriber, you will be contacted via email. If you do not receive the email or have any other questions, please contact our box office at info@harristheaterchicago.org.

A celebration of iconic yet under-recognized Haitian female artists, Fanm d’Ayiti (“Women of Haiti”) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim and featuring Chicago’s own Spektral Quartet.

Equal parts an encounter with Joachim’s Haitian heritage and an effort to give voice to marginalized artists, Fanm d’Ayiti is iridescent in its exhibition of powerful women – in revolution, on stage, or in the home. From the deeply personal – including recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir from her family’s farming village of Dantan – to the inspiringly prominent – featuring arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history and recorded interviews with them about their fight for social justice – Fanm d’Ayiti is an uplifting and thought-provoking sonic experience.

Beginning at 6:00PM, Mix at Six is the series the Chicago Tribune says “ups the cultural ante considerably,” featuring high-energy, relaxed, fast-paced programs after work and opportunities for audiences to engage with featured performers. Drink specials and food will be available for purchase from HT concessions and pop-up food vendors. All Mix at Six performances are about 60–75 minutes in length.

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