Rin Seo Orchestra

Live Indoor Concert

December 8, 7:30-9:30pm

Rin Seo Orchestra (RSO for short) is a 17-piece contemporary big band founded by New York-based Korean composer Rin Seo. RSO plays new music composed by Seo influenced by diverse musical genres such as jazz, contemporary classical, music of Korea, world music, and others.


Seo’s music is experimental and aims to explore new sounds for big band. As a contemporary music composer, she pursues fresh sounds using novel methods. Since she has studied both classical music and jazz and has been exposed to a myriad of musical environment, her music combines eclectic musical idioms and blurs boundaries between genres with her own unique color.


At this upcoming concert, she will premier new works and an arrangement of the Korean traditional folk song that shares her personal reckoning with social justice.



Reeds: Alejandro Aviles, David Leon, John Lowery, Charles Pillow, Frank Basile

Trumpets: Dan Urness, John Lake, Jonathan Saraga, Dave Smith

Trombones: John Fedchock, Nick Grinder, Sam Blakeslee, Jennifer Wharton

Rhythm Section: Sebastian Noelle, Rasmus Sørenson, Shuji Watanabe, Peter Kronreif

Special Guest (oboe): Aaron Haettenschwiller

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Brace for Impact!

by Maia Nikiphoroff

Staged Reading

December 10, 7pm

Join us for a night of fantastical theater and questionable flight safety demonstrations as we explore Paraguayan playwright, Maia Nikiphoroff’s first theatrical piece, ‘Brace for Impact!’.

Brace for Impact!, a fantastical one-woman show about a flight attendant named Shiva who fights to stay focused on the job while her father’s body is being cremated. 


On the flight, with the help of a disheveled clown only she can see, she navigates moments in her life where she destroys that which she loves. Only after there’s nothing left to wreck will she find the power of forgiveness and regeneration.


All ticket sale proceeds will go to Culture Lab LIC's End-of-Year Fundraising Drive.

After the reading, you’ll be able to support female storytellers in Paraguay by purchasing recycled-canvas tote bags designed by Paraguayan artist Rafaella Pecci.


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La Suspendida

A Jazz Metal Opera

January 12, 13 & 14, 8pm.

La Suspendida is an opera in jazz and heavy metal. In telling its story of a relationship that extends beyond death, it extends what we mean by opera, jazz, and metal, even while honoring and reveling in those traditions.


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Emergence Residency Program 2023

Emergence is an artist residency program that offers artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce new performing arts work.

Culture Lab LIC's Emergence Artist Residency is a developmental performing arts program geared toward the support and creation of new work. Always wanted to find the space and time to write your tech-hybrid dance show? Well, this is the residency for you! Created in 2021 by Culture Lab LIC co-founder and previous Director of Performing Arts, Tana Sirois, the Emergence Artist Residency program offers four artists & companies free rehearsal and performance space to develop and produce a new work.

Work created at Culture Lab LIC will be showcased on one of Culture Lab's stages and presented and promoted as a part of the Culture Lab LIC 2023 Season. Artists retain creative rights to the work created.

Submissions accepted:

November 16 - December 16

Selected artists anounced February 1, 2023

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View Past Emergence Residency Artists