The Lake of Sorrows now playing at the NY Summerfest is a collaborative trio – playwright E. Thomalen, director and choreographer Andrea Andresakis, and composer Edward W. Hardy. This adaptation of the timeless ballet, Swan Lake as part of the annual Summerfest plays at The Hudson Guild Theater, with performances still available the 23rd at 6:15pm and the 26th at 3:30pm. This is Mr. Hardy’s second collaboration with Mr. Thomalen and Ms. Andresakis, having worked with them previously on The Pearl Diver.
A Critically Acclaimed Violinist, Violist and Composer, Edward Wellington Hardy performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and abroad, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, The Apollo Theater, Signature Theatre, The Gaillard Center, among others. His music composition and performance in the smash hit show The Woodsman received rave reviews from critics and celebrities. Composition credits include: The Woodsman (New World Stages/59E59/Ars Nova/ToyKraft), The Pearl Diver (Hudson Guild Theatre), A Brooklyn Boy (National Black Theatre), Hamlet (Theatre of War), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Dean Irby), The Master and Margarita (David Bassuk), No Exit (Yellow House Pictures). Edward has worked in cooperation with BAFTA, The National Black Theatre, Native American Composers Apprenticeship Program, Trilogy Opera Company, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Acting, Dance/NYC, Katana Flight Foundation, Bard Conductors Institute, Tony Benne Exploring the Arts Foundation, Google, and Grand Canyon Music Festival to name a few. Edward earned his Bachelor of Music degree, with honors, from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree, with honors, from the Aaron Copland School of Music.
On October 12th Mr. Hardy will be bringing Six Violins: a Musical Evening with Edward W. Hardy to the legendary Cutting Room in New York City for an evening of musical magic. Until then go and see The Lake of Sorrows: NY SummerFest, Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street, August 22nd @ 9PM August 23rd @ 6:15PM and August 26th at 3:30.