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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: The Marsh Presents Hai-Ting Chinn's "Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments"

Feb 27, 2021
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn brings her eclectic musical science show to The Marsh San Francisco with "Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments," available via livestream 5:00pm, Saturday March 6. Conceived and performed by Chinn with pianist Erika Switzer, "Science Fair" pairs luscious operatic vocals with light-hearted humor and science lectures. Demonstrations of basic scientific concepts, familiar classroom experiments, a wearable model of the solar system, and slideshows illustrated by comic artist Maki Naro, are all offered up in this uniquely original approach, set to a sprightly musical score with libretto created from the words of scientists and teachers. 

"Science Fair," which was previewed last November on MarshStream’s Solo Arts Heal series, celebrates the formation of the solar system, the structure of an atom, and the ancient legacy of DNA, in a brilliant new musical format. "Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments" will be presented 5:00pm, Saturday, March 6, 2021 on MarshStream, and feature a post-performance Q&A with The Marsh Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman. Prior to the Solo Performer Spotlight performance of this work, Hai-Ting Chinn will appear on Stephanie’s MarshStream at 7:30pm, Thursday, March 4 to discuss this innovative work. For more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org/marshstream.

NOTE: The FREE performance will be available for viewing only until midnight PST, March 7. After that, the archived video will be available to purchase for video on demand (VOD) access. 

Seen on stages around the world, Hai-Ting Chinn has performed with New York City Opera, in a world tour of Philip Glass/Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach, as a soloist with American Symphony Orchestra, on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Mann Center in Philadelphia, and London’s West End as Lady Thiang in The King & I. In addition to her lauded works on mainstages around the world, Chinn is known in New York City as an advocate of classical music in unusual and accessible settings.


Hailed for her “precise and lucid” performances, Erika Switzer is an accomplished collaborative pianist who performs regularly in major concert settings around the world, including at New York’s Weill Hall (Carnegie), Geffen Hall, Frick Collection, and Bargemusic, among others.

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Photo caption: Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn brings her eclectic musical show, "Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments" to The Marsh. Presented as part of the MarshStream Solo Performer Spotlight, this work is available to stream at 5:00pm, March 6 at www.TheMarsh.org/marshstream. Chinn will also appear on Stephanie’s MarshStream at 7:30pm, March 4.

(Photo Credit: Kate Milford)


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