The Contingency Plan
About The Contingency Plan
Christina Ascher, otherwise known as “Aunt Nina”, was one of the most exceptional contemporary singers of her time and we continue to be inspired by her. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Mindy’s wonderful Aunt Nina as a way of paying tribute to her. Mindy teamed up with her husband, Sean, as a percussion and cello duo based in NYC specializing in contemporary music. This performance has been in the works for several years, because Mindy and Sean wanted to make sure they got it right. They commissioned Christina’s longtime friend and colleague whom she had numerous collaborations with, Austrian composer Georg Nussbaumer, to write a piece in her honor. This performance will also include the world premiere of a piece by Leah Asher called between words and other things and no cello/percussion concert would be complete without Osvaldo Golijov’s Mariel.