Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present… is a curatorial team dedicated to creating memorable audience experiences through multiform collaborative practices and vivaciousness. The voice/saxophone programs produced through their partnership have been lauded as “a fresh look at what it means to be artists in the 21st century.” Both members bring a wide array of skill sets to their duo — Ihnen is a mezzo-soprano force of nature (equally comfortable singing Brahms, musical theater, or George Crumb) with knowledge about placemaking, arts administration, and marketing while Theisen is an active composer of concert music and jazz in addition to his careers as performer and music theorist.
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.
The 2018-2019 concert season of Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present... includes performances in Boston, Las Vegas, Green Bay, Baton Rouge, Knoxville, and more!
Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present… is currently crafting their second touring production, Black Meridian, set to launch in 2019. Though the duo is being secretive about the specific details of the show, it is sure to be an otherworldly event for attending audiences.
“[Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present...] deserves a standing ovation for their ability to connect with their audience and educate the public about the possibilities and diversity of what is new concert music today.”
— Anne Goldberg-Baldwin, I Care If You Listen
a curatorial team dedicated to creating memorable audience experiences through multiform collaborative practices and vivaciousness