Songs of Protest and Resistance
March 6, 2020
Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance (CONCERT VERSION) is a new, music-based multimedia event created by Sandra Powers and Timur, and performed by the glam rock band Timur and the Dime Museum. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects, the concert is rooted in the Latin American song movement that began in the 1960s and criticized political oppression and spurred sociopolitical change. Nueva Canción focuses on the songbook of Mercedes Sosa, the driving force behind the movement. In addition, Timur’s memories of being raised under communism and then witnessing the collapse of the Soviet Union will provide a personal perspective on the complexity of political regimes.
Nueva Canción: Songs of Protest and Resistance is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects in partnership with Miami Light
December 13, 2019
Timur is attending a conference as NPN Artist in New Orleans, December 10-13 and he will be doing a short presentation on his projects on December 13th during the Art Slam. Every year, NPN brings together 350+ arts leaders from around the country for a creative exchange of ideas and experiences centered on advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts.
Between Revolutions: Human Triumph over Tragedy in the Soviet Experiment
December 6, 2019
Classical Undergrounds presents a performance of Soviet-period instrumental and vocal music, including works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Matvey Blanter, Vadim Kozin, Alexander Vertinsky, Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Rodion Shchedrin.
Anita Berber Is Dead!
November 14 - 24, 2019
Set in Post-World War I Germany, Anita Berber is Dead! follows Anita’s struggle to create an identity free from constraint and a new mode of expression that explodes artistic boundaries. Defiant and extreme, her work reaches its apotheosis in the stunning, strange, and ultimately doomed creation: “Dances of Lust, Horror and Ecstasy” which sees her banned from the concert halls of Germany and Austria. Timur is singing the role of Sebastian, the husband of Anita, in this dark night club style production by Independent Shakespeare Co. Includes nudity, explicit language, depictions of drug use, and sexual situations. Proceed with caution.
September 22, 2019
Timur curates and produces a variety show for the fantastic Peacock Theater in Dallas, TX, featuring magician Randy Pitchford, Butoh dancer Sindy Butz, burlesque performer Prix de Beaute, actor-comedian Josh Fadem and Rasputin's Marionettes.
September 1, 2019
Timur will join Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra in a performance of new and standard big band songs in Los Angeles.
ACQUANETTA at Bard Summerscape
Acquanetta by Michael Gordon
Performances: July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21.
An homage to the campy and spine-chilling horror films of the 1940s, Acquanetta combines theater, opera, and film to explore the world of a real-life B-movie star with a mysterious past. With a soaring and often comic score from Bang on a Can cofounder Michael Gordon and text by librettist Deborah Artman, Acquanetta examines the ways the movie camera manipulates how we see and are seen. A vivid cast of characters reveal their inner longings and emotional shadows in a haunting meditation on identity, transformation, stereotypes, and typecasting, set in the heyday of Hollywood glamour. This visual and musical tour de force is directed by Daniel Fish, whose 2015 SummerScape production of Oklahoma! transfers to Broadway this spring.
The Importance of Being Earnest
April 30, May 2 (Fribourg), May 16, 22, 23, 24 (Paris)
Timur will make his debut with the New Opera of Fribourg (Nouvel Opéra Fribourg), Switzerland and Athénée Théâtre, France in the opera by Gerald Barry "The Importance of Being Earnest"
One Body by John Kennedy
February 18, 2019
Tenor Timur and the Isaura Quartet with percussionists Yuri Inoo and Sidney Hopson
Solo chamber cantata composed and conducted by John Kennedy based on the texts of Walt Whitman and St. Augustine. Semi-staged by Mark Saltzman.
“A moving work of truth and beauty, more lasting than perhaps even Kennedy knows.” – Charleston Courier
Solo Recital at the Embassy of France
February 8, 2019
Love Songs of the Great Entertainers
TIMUR will pay a unique musical tribute to such charismatic Russian performers as Alexander Vertinsky, Ivan Kozlovsky, Sergei Lemeshev and Vadim Kozin.
US premiere TON IMAGE CHARMANTE by Edison Denisov
September 29, 2018
"Ton Image Charmante" by Edison Denisov, a voice cycle for tenor on the poems by Pushkin, will be given a professional US premiere at Villa Aurora on a program, curated by Vicki Ray and presented by Tuesday@MonkSpace. Vicki Ray will also join as a pianist.
Carnival of Art & Magic
May 18, 2018
An secret immersive experience in Riverside, CA over the course of three days, exploring art and magic. Produced by Baby Tattoo and Beyond Brookledge. Timur is a musical host, joined by Nick Urata of DeVotchKa.
April 18-22, 2018
Timur makes his debut with Hawaii Opera Theater, singing the role of Triquet in the production of "Eugene Onegin"
Carmina Burana in Motion
Feb. 3 and 4, 2018
Carmina Burana in Motion. In a collaboration with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, which will furnish the moves, Choral Artists of Sarasota, the Sarasota Young Voices and soloists Catherine Wethington, Timur Bekbosunov and Jason Stearns present Carl Orff’s dramatic masterpiece.
Acquanetta at PROTOTYPE 2018
World Premiere, Chamber Version on January 9-14 as part of PROTOTYPE Festival.
In the new opera Acquanetta, the spirit of 1940s horror movies is turned inside out in a bravura, one-act deconstruction of the genre that explores how vision relates to identity. Music by Michael Gordon and words by Deborah Artman. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Bang on a Can and Trinity Church Wall Street. Directed by Daniel Fish.
Still Life After Death
Timur is remounting Chinary Ung's 'Still Life After Death' on Chinary's 75th Birthday celebration at UCSD, featuring the critically-acclaimed soprano Stacey Fraser and conductor Steve Schick, with lighting design by Jason William Mann and costume design by Lee Frank Perez Vargas. Film director Sandra Powers will preview her film version of Still Life After Death.
Kurt Weill Tribute
Timur joins this tribute concert at Steve Allen Theater, curated by Kristian Hoffman, making a special appearance with Ursula Gueringer in a duet Tango-Ballad.
Artaud at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2017
Timur and the Dime Museum has been selected to take part in the New Original Works Festival 2017 of Redcat Theater in the Walt Disney Concert Hall performance space to perform excerpts from "Artaud in the Black Lodge," a new rock opera written for the band by the critically-acclaimed composer David T. Little and produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
The annual NOW Festival transforms REDCAT Theater into a vital laboratory for the creation of new contemporary performances. This year's festival launches nine new works by Los Angeles artists who invent hybrid artistic disciplines, re-imagine traditions and confront urgent issues.
WEEK THREE (August 10-12)
Luis Lara Malvacias and Jeremy Nelson
Timur and the Dime Museum
Young Caesar with LA Phil
Experimental opera producer/director Yuval Sharon, the LA Phil’s new Artist-Collaborator, directs Lou Harrison’s sublime and sinuous, percussion-rich depiction of Caesar’s love for another man. After its scandalous 1971 premiere at Caltech, this new performance edition fuses Harrison’s original gamelan-inspired orchestration with his later, lush orchestral writing. Timur will perform the role Dionysus.
LA Phil New Music Group
Marc Lowenstein, conductor
Yuval Sharon, director with the Industry LA
Christine Marie, sceneographer, shadow puppetry, production design
Bob Gordon, librettist
Classical Underground on June 5th
Tenor Timur Bekbosunov and pianist Dzovig Markarian present West Coast premiere of the Russian composer Sergei Slonimisky's "Six Romances on Poems of Osip Mandelstam," which Timur sang to high acclaim in its U.S. premiere in Washington, DC last year.
May 25, 2017
Timur and Vicki Ray will give a US premiere of Evan Ziporyn's F.A.Q.
New Song Series teases out the edges of exploratory art song in the 21st century. Featuring new adventures in lieder composition alongside Timur, Elissa Johnston, Justine Aronson, Stephanie Aston and pianists Richard Valitutto and Vicki Ray.
Surrounded by scores of crowns a mad king wails his song; in an indoor garden, dancers and performance artists engulf the audience; an ethereal voice greets you upon entry. Explore the installations, have a drink and a bite, be amazed by master magicians, and get up close and personal with the performers during this specially curated evening.Four LA-based producers (Chris Adams of RVCC, Beth Morrison Projects,Russell Hadaya of Chip City Entertainment and Amir Yakira) come together in collaboration to stage: INTERRUPTED.
Recitals with Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera
Timur made his Company debut as Italian barber Adolfo Pirelli in our recent production of Sweeney Todd, and returns to Modesto and Fresno with a unique cabaret performance on February 24-26th that pulls from his experiences with his glam opera rock band Timur and the Dime Museum.
Ticket price includes a glass of wine or champagne.
General Admission: $25
Timur will direct the critically-acclaimed soprano Stacey Fraser and the Lotusflower New Music Project in Chinary Ung's Still Life After Death at CSUSB Performing Arts Recital Hall as part of Trauma, Loss and Transcendence: a music performance and hyperobject Interactive installation for the victims of the San Bernardino mass shooting. Costumes will be created by Lee Frank Perez with the film version of Still Life After Death shot and directed by Sandra Powers.
East Coast Premiere
World premiere - LA Opera/BMP, June 2015
LA Times - Review
Based on texts from the 18th century, Anatomy Theater by David Lang follows the progression of an English murderess from her confession to execution, to denouncement, and finally to dissection.
Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan
Masterclass and performance at Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 12, 2016. Timur will give a short performance, teach his workshop and a masterclass at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan. Starts at 18:00 o'clock at the Orchestral Hall.
Workshops of We Shall Not Be Moved
Timur will take part in the workshop of We Shall Not Be Moved, a new opera developed and commissioned by Opera Philadelphia and directed by Bill T. Jones with music by Daniel Bernard Roumain and text by Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
Nov. 13, 2016
A special appearance on Carol Lipnik's "Goddess of Imperfection" cabaret show at Pangea (178 2nd Ave, NYC), at 7:00PM. tix $15 advance/$20 door
October 22, 2016
Opening Gala at the Embassy of France in DC
Featuring music from "Eugene Onegin"
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