Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present...
Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen combine a fearless collaborative exploration of their possibilities as artists with a thoughtful curatorial sense to create intimate and memorable audience experiences. Under the banner “Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…” their voice/saxophone programs have been praised as “a fresh look at what it means to be artists in the 21st century.” Both members of the duo bring a wide array of artistic experiences to their partnership – Ihnen is a mezzo-soprano force of nature (equally comfortable singing Brahms, musical theater, or George Crumb) and Theisen is an active composer of concert music and jazz in addition to his performance career.
Their first show, This World of Yes, has been performed across the United States including appearances in Kansas City, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Baltimore. Interweaving compositions by Jessica Rudman, Michael E. Young, Nick Zoulek, Anna Brake, John Cage, and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, this debut program is a rhapsodic and often tender exploration of pathways, choices, and duality. The fusion of stylistically varied contemporary music, stage choreography, and audience participation contained within This World of Yes has made it a hit with concertgoers. Future performances of This World of Yes during the 2018-2019 concert season are scheduled for Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, and more.
“Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…” is currently crafting their second touring production set to launch in late 2018. Though the duo is being secretive about the commissioned composers and theme of the show, it is sure to be an otherworldly event for attending audiences.