An Evening of Fashion and Performance
— The Artists —
LUKE AARON is an American designer who's work expresses an appreciation for past tradition while embracing modern reinterpretation. His story-teller approach creates a visual narrative through each season in which the wearer becomes the muse. He has won numerous awards for his work, including Best in Boston (Boston Magazine), two Boston's Best awards (Improper Bostonian), and was recognized as one of the 'top ten reasons to fall madly in love with Boston all over again' (Boston Common Magazine).
Lyric mezzo-soprano EMMA SORENSON is a featured Emerging Artist with the Boston Lyric Opera, and recently made her debut with Chicago's Fringe Opera as Isabelle Eberhardt in Missy Mazzoli's acclaimed new work Song from the Uproar: the Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt. Critics have praised Emma as a "striking and graceful presence, singing with an attractive, flexible voice that brought strong dramatic engagement throughout..." In addition to her singing career, Emma works as a fashion model represented by Maggie Inc.
KRISTINE BUTLER received her early dance training at Royal Academy of Ballet in Buffalo, NY. She went on to train at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and at Charlotte Ballet as an apprentice. After spending one season with the Charlotte Ballet, Kristine was in the corps of San Francisco Ballet, where she performed in Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Onegin. Kristine has danced internationally at Kunst am Spreeknie Festival, with the Romanian National Ballet, and is currently in her second season with New Chamber Ballet in New York.
THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. Their latest release, Travels, was picked as one of the 'best jazz albums of 2016' by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post.