Critical Engagements: A selection of videos from the tina b. Festival, Prague 2008
December 10, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Guest Curators, Micaela Giovannotti and Blanca de la Torre
Artists: Eugenio Ampudia, Johanna Billing, Cristina Lucas, Domenico Mangano, Jenny Marketou, Ana Prvacki, Amparo Sard, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, Wooloo Productions.
EUGENIO AMPUDIA Where to Sleep. Goya, 2008
One channel video installation (1: 51)
Courtesy of the artist and Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Critical Engagements fuses two projects that were recently showcased in tina b. 2008, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival: VIDEOCRACY, curated by Micaela Giovannotti, and All that is solid melts into air: ALTERNATIVE REVOLUTIONS, curated by Blanca de la Torre.
Now in its third edition, the TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, aims to combine the creative energy of the cultural scene in Central and Eastern Europe with emerging talents and trends from around the world in the Czech Republic’s vibrant capital. Adopting the leitmotif FORMS OF ENGAGEMENT, TINA B. 2008 focused on the relationships between art and society, exploring the role of contemporary art, artists and artistic practice as socio-cultural agents that not only provide a critique of social order, but also serve a direct, positive and symbiotic social function on local and global levels.
Micaela Giovannotti’s project VIDEOCRACY, explores the inherently democratic approach of video art as well as its intrinsic power to engage, indoctrinate or manipulate audience perception. With her project, Micaela Giovannotti transformed the Italian Cultural Institute into a vibrant contemporary art space, revitalizing tangible architectural elements of the Institute through video and the ephemeral qualities of light, sound, and motion.
In turn, ALTERNATIVE REVOLUTIONS, by Blanca de la Torre, is comprised of a series of works that subvert the classical notion of Revolution. It posits the concept of revolution on a new premise: namely that all sorts of political, intellectual, social, and quotidian revolutions are better understood as part of a single dialectical process. The exhibition develops creative interplay among the different forms of revolutions, widening our own experience to lending our daily lives with a new depth.
In creating Critical Engagements, the curators take on the challenge of starting with two sets of pre-formulated ideas and melding the concepts into a cohesive new exhibition around the notion of “engagement”. This act of re-imagining two projects into one, could, in and of itself, be viewed as yet another form of engagement. Accordingly, this exhibition echoes the new patterns, conventions, and formulas that are reshaping revisionist engagements running through society today.
Performing Arts at CAM
December 10 at 7 pm
Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
On the occasion of the composer’s 100th birthday
Introduction by Dan Cooper, composer and educator
lynn Bechtold (violin)
David Gould (clarinet)
John Kneling (cello)
Mescal Wilson (piano)
Ensemble π (“Pi”)
December 3 at 7 pm
Elias Tanenbaum - Changing Times piano trio (1993)
Alice Shields Mioriza: Requiem for Rachel Corrie (2004)
Dmitri Shostakovich -Quintet for piano and string quartet in G minor Op 57 (1940)
In memoriam: Elias Tanenbaum (1924-2008) was a WWII veteran and peace activist who had a lifelong aversion to wars and the human suffering they bring. Among his many strong political pieces are “Letters From Stalingrad,” “Keep Going, by George,” and “Najaf.”
In the words of Alice Shields: “I created Mioritza in memory of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American peace activist who was killed by an Israeli forces bulldozer while attempting to defend a Palestinian pharmacist’s home from demolition. The title Mioritza, from a traditional Romanian poem, means “the clairvoyant lamb.”
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is known for his controversial relationship with the Stalinist regime. Like many of his pieces, this quintet was censored for the more satirical aspects of his style. Yet, despite the work’s confrontational and sarcastic nature, it proved to be a great success, and ironically gained a Stalin Prize.
Jill Jafe (viola)
Sycil Mathai (trumpet)
Idith Meshulam (piano)
Maxine Neuman (cello)
Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin)
Airi Yoshioka (violin)
Amy Zoloto (clarinet)
Performing Arts at CAM
Ensemble π (“Pi”)
Nov 12 at 7 pm
William Kentridge/Philip Miller - Monument (1990) and Stereoscope (1999) from Nine Drawings for Projections.
Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
Phillip Miller’s music accompanies nine films by William Kentridge, two of which are being performed tonight. The films chronicle the fictional story of Soho Eckstein, a wealthy South African mine owner, land developer and cuckold, set up against the backdrop of South Africa’s shifting political and social realities. “I have never tried to make illustrations of apartheid,” Kentridge has said. “But my drawings and films are certainly spawned by and feed off the brutalized society left in its wake. I am interested in a political art…an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted gestures and uncertain endings. An art—and a politics—in which optimism is kept in check and nihilism at bay.”
This year we celebrate the centennial of Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) who was captured as a French soldier during WWII and wrote this piece while imprisoned in a German camp. The title comes from the description of the apocalypse in the Book of Revelation. The work is dedicated to the angel who lifts his hand toward Heaven, saying, “There shall be no more time.” However, according to Alex Ross, “In the end, Messiaen’s apocalypse has little to do with history and catastrophe; instead, it records the rebirth of an ordinary soul in the grip of extraordinary emotion. Which is why the Quartet for the End of Time is as overpowering now as it was on that frigid night in 1941.”
Jill Jafe (viola)
Sycil Mathai (trumpet)
Idith Meshulam (piano)
Maxine Neuman (cello)
Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin)
Airi Yoshioka (violin)
Amy Zoloto (clarinet)
Idith Meshulam - email@example.com
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Music and Art
3-concert series curated by Konrad Kaczmarek in collaboration with artlog
11/19 Red Hooker and Build
12/17 Now Ensemble and Friends
1/17 William Brittelle and Mohair Time War, and Tristan Perich
Reception 6:30, concert 7:30
Artists can submit work related to concert themes and Museum curators will select work for exhibition.
John Cage, “Lecture on the Weather” (1976)
John Cage at Harvard University, 1990
Photographer, Betty Freeman. Courtesy of the John Cage Trust.
Chelsea Art Museum 556 West 22nd Street Friday October 24 & Saturday October 25 at 7:30pm Pre-concert reception at 6:30 pm
$35 general admission/$25 students, seniors & EMF Subscribers
Lecture on the Weather is unique in John Cage’s work. It is social and political allegory, thoughtful, powerful, and memorable. From the perspective of 1975, the year in which it was composed, it conveys a prescient message of concern for the environment as well as for the social and political inclinations of this country. Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in observance of America’s bicentennial and based on writings by Henry David Thoreau, Cage conceived the work as an unconducted radio broadcast or theatrical performance wherein twelve individuals read excerpts from Thoreau’s writings, intermittently performing exquisite moments of music amidst a gathering storm.
The performers for these evenings are Eric Beach, Ralph Benko, Merce Cunningham, Mari Kimura, Garry Kvistad, Joan La Barbara, Chris Mann, Josh Quillin, Joan Retallack, Margarete Roeder, Agnieszka Roginska, Mikel Rouse, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Jan Williams, Greg Zuber. The production is directed by Laura Kuhn.
Proceeds from these performances will benefit the John Cage Trust and Electronic Music Foundation. If you would like to support us further, purchase a pair of tickets for $250 and enjoy preferred seating and attendance at an intimate post-performance, meet-the-artists celebration, complete with champagne and nutritious delicacies prepared from John Cage’s own recipes!
For information/tickets/reservations, call (888)749-9998: http://www.emfproductions.org/upcoming/lectureontheweather.html
Electronic Music Foundation, Ear to the Earth Festival
Monday-Thursday 10/20 – 10/23 at 7pm daily
The third installment of Ear to the Earth, an annual festival of music, art, and ecology will be complimented by a series of four concerts at Chelsea Art Museum, highlighting instrumental music with an ecological bent.
Music by George Crumb, Ezequiel Vinao, Charlie Morrow, Helen Fisher, Matthew Burtner and others, with performances by So Percussion, Matthew Burtner, Madeleine Shapiro, Stephen Gosling, and many others
Leonor Hirsch Competition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A program of the Bunge y Born Foundation
Concert and award ceremony. October 22, 2008 (click here)
Notations 21: Installation, Concert, Education Series
October 4 - November 1
Installation on view in The Project Room for New Media October 4 - Nov 1
featuring rare footage of John Cage, premiere footage of Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh discussing his “color notation” and more…
Telling Stories with Sound and Music
a workshop series designed to create tools for parents to make music part of their child’s everyday life. Through exploration of rhythms, sounds, and texture, Telling Stories with Sound and Music will provide children with an opportunity to integrate music into their developing understanding of the arts. It is intended for children ages 4-6 and their adult companions. Workshops take place every Monday afternoon at 3:30 during the month of October and run 45 minutes. Classes for older students can be arranged. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.255.0719 ext 112.
A Listening Area
has been installed in The Project Room to provide guests a facility where they can access actual scores of Notations 21 composers. CD players and headphones complement their listening experience.
On October 18th 2pm Kenneth Silverman Pulitzer Prize-winning author) discusses his new book in progress about John Cage.
Click here to view full Notations 21 concert schedule.
Notations 21 – ongoing research project of innovative notation
A donation of all proceeds will go to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Founded by Jasper Johns and John Cage. email@example.com
“Artists and Innovators for the Environment” part one, October 3 - December 3
Andrea Juan, Antarctica Project III
July 10 - August 30
USSR&R: Rock on a Red Horse - Friday, 6/13, 6-8 pm
Directed and Produced by Ken Thurlbeck
The period from 1985-1991, infamous for cultural upheaval in the U.S.S.R., witnessed a supposedly state-sanctioned revolution, known more commonly as the period of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring). Ken Thurlbeck’s acclaimed documentary film explores the underground rebel music of Soviet youths during that tumultuous time. The film USSR&R: Rock on a Red Horse outlines rock music’s powerful role in the complicated political and social transformation. In sixty minutes the film covers snippets of clandestine rehearsals, illegal concerts shut down by the KGB, and interviews with fans of state-banned rock & roll. In addition, the film includes performance footage from an eclectic variety of bands, musicians, and composers who risked sanction, exile, and incarceration for their music.
During this period, the so-called “dregs of society” sought in music an expressive outlet for their political disillusionment. USSR&R: Rock on a Red Horse artfully details how the music helped galvanize a cultural reform, which most history texts attribute almost exclusively to economic and public policy reforms. “USSR&R” provides fresh insight to a widely discussed, seldom understood paradigm shift that was set into motion by youths opposed to the communist aesthetic. Through Thurlbeck’s one discovers how music helped undermine public confidence in the state’s ability to prevent descent into poverty and chaos, let alone to lead society to the prosperity it promised.
Although Glasnost was ostensibly a “facilitating concept,” opening doors for writers and journalists to test and stretch the limits of free speech, the KGB banned Thurlbeck from entering the country upon discovering his involvement in this documentary. Nevertheless, he continued to find passage for himself and his crew and was nicknamed “The Tunnel” for his uncanny ability to slip in and out of the country undetected. As Thurlbeck demonstrates in his film, the ideal of glasnost transmogrified from a state-bestowed privilege into a right indignantly asserted at the grass roots level. This “expansion in meaning” was helped along by damaging exposés, investigative reports, and films such as this.
Thurlbeck is an award winning creative professional who has worked internationally. He developed Café Films, an international television commercial production company, and has directed over 1000 television commercials. Ken has directed several other documentaries including “Rocky Road,” “Pacifico Beer,” and “Issey Miyake.”
Chelsea Art Museum is pleased to present this film, as it relates its recent exhibition “Thaw: Russian Art from Glasnost to Present.”
The Promised Land: a video art exhibition about the consequences of globalization, May 22 - July 5
Curator, Blanca De la Torre
Carlos Amorales’ The Forest
The Promised Land presents a cycle of projections and video installations by several prominent artists. The feature installations will rotate and each one will be on display for one week. Additionally, in conjunction with the feature installations, a video program conceived especially for the occasion will run throughout the duration of the exhibition. Participating artists will also hold talks at Chelsea Art Museum to introduce their work and explain their artistic practices to the public.
The Promised Land highlights the ironic consequences of globalization. It is conceived around a central question: Has globalization advanced or hindered society? Conventional wisdom holds that globalization is synonymous with progress and produces tangible benefits. The artists in this exhibition explore whether those perceived benefits are real or imagined. By examining the cultural, sociological, and political problems that have arisen as the byproducts of an increasingly globalizes world, The Promised Land juxtaposes the ideals of co-existence, acceptance, and cultural diversity with the reality of prejudice, alienation, censorship, and nationalism.
May 22 – 29 - Ivan Navarro’s Flashlight: I Am Not From Here, I Am Not From There (2006) shows a man pushing “Flashlight,” a fluorescent wheelbarrow sculpture by Navarro, through deserted city streets and along a railroad track. The soundtrack accompanying the journey is a ballad of transience and dislocation played out by the rolling sculpture.
May 29 – June 5 - Antoni Muntadas’ Cross-Cultural Television is a montage of television footage from various regions of the world, highlighting the way the programs conform to an internationalized image. The video appears to be the product of systematic elimination of any elements that would signify an association with a particular cultural community.
June 5 – 12 - In Nomads East West Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco traveled around the across the globe, recording their experiences with their laptops and video cameras. Wandering through a world full of contradictions, they shared their culture with those they encountered and experienced a great deal of human diversity on the streets. Ultimately, they concluded that despite differences in skin color, language, culture, economic status, and other differentiating factors, human similarities outweigh our differences.
June 12 – 19 – Jeanette Doyle’s “body (orient)” documents the journey from the site of the executions in Tiananmen Square to the ‘civilizing’ site of the Beijing Art Fair. The audio element is directly taken from Sidney Lumet’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, which itself comprises of the fictional ‘record’ of a bunch of ‘foreigners’ being transported and interrogated in transit.
June 19 – 26 - Carlos Amorales’ The Forest is conceived as a sharp metaphor of the society habited by wrestlers in suits, black crows and planes descending from the sky. An apocalyptic installation were the dreamlike alternates with the menacing, and the rapid, repetitive succession of the symbols create a perverse sense of apprehension in the viewer. An allegorical interpretation of the collective threatens in globalized society
June 26 – July 5 - Artists in the collective Democraciapainted the word “charity” on the trash receptacles located outside of a supermarket, where people regularly line up to take the stale food that the supermarket has discarded. The video installation, called Charity, includes “Charity’s perfume,” an odor of rotten food that is dispensed in the gallery to heighten visitors’ awareness of the regrettable situation. Visitors may also buy “Charity’s perfume”from a vending machine.
The following video program will be presented in conjunction with the feature installations and will run from May 22 – July 5:
In Don’t Do it Wrong, several artists portray various aspects of today’s globalized world, drawing viewers’ attention to certain subtleties that are often overlooked. Katarina Zdjèlar (Don’t Do It Wrong) explores social rituals as power structures and shows how such rituals foster a sense of belonging. In Avelino Sala’s Arde lo que Será, football players, each wearing a different team’s uniform, play an endless match with a ball of fire. Javier Velasco (Ópera Para Migrantes Mexicanos) performs an opera analyzing the “Guide for Mexican Emigrants” distributed by the Mexican government as an “educational” campaign about the potential dangers of crossing the border illegally.
Shahram Entekhab (MLaden) draws the picture of the stereotype criminal immigrant from the Balkans, in Berlin raising questions about the complexity of migration and segregation of the public space, . Similarly, B Hakeem (Negotiations) highlight the irony of the term “negotiation” that is still used today in all the realms, political, social and religious life. Finally, Manuela Viera-Gallo (Digging the American Dream) portrays a woman desperately carving the land as a metaphor for the dream shared by countless immigrants striving to reach the ‘promised land’.
exhibition of international multi-media artists and conference at the Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero: Opening March 5, conference March 6, 2008. Curator, Andrea Juan (Argentina). Exhibition catalog essays and conference presentations by Nina Colosi (US) and Annick Bureaud (Fr). Conference participants: Mariano A. Mémolli, Director Nacional del Antártico; Rodolfo del Valle, de la Dirección Nacional del Antártico; Hernán Sala, Investigador del Instituto Antártico Argentino; Corinne Sacca Abadi, crítica de arte, curadora y psicoanalista, y Beatriz Ventura, Asesora Cultural y Académica de la Embajada de Canadá.
De la misma participan los siguientes artistas:
Philippe Boissonnet: Fotografía y Lorraine Beaulieu: impresiones sobre tela de Canadá; Phil Dadson, Neozelandés: Video instalación; Las Australianas Karin Beaumont y Lisa Roberts: Objetos; de España: Mireya y Mercedes Masó: Video junto a Pamen Pereira con Dibujo.?Y los argentinos: Marina Curci: Pintura; Jorge Chikiar: Instalación sonora; Adriana Groisman-Stefan Oliva (EE.UU): Video; Marcelo Gurruchaga: Fotografía; Andrea Juan:Instalación Sonora y Visual; Alberto Morales: Pintura y Grabado; Jorge y Lucy Orta (Británica) Video.
Performing Arts at CAM: October 2007 - January 2008 Schedule
Performing Arts at CAM is a highly acclaimed program featuring internationally renowned, as well as emerging, performing artists. Curated and by Nina Colosi since its inception in 2003, Performing Arts at CAM presents a diverse range of genres and cultural traditions — classical and contemporary music concerts, sound art installations, dance and physical theater works —many of which emphasize the correlation between performing and visual arts. Staging all performances directly in the exhibition galleries, Performing Arts at CAM builds on the legacy of the abstract expressionist painter Jean Miotte, whose foundation is housed within Chelsea Art Museum. Through his painting Miotte strove to build a bridge between cultures and break through national boundaries to form a truly international artistic language.
Jessica Schmitz - Thursday 8/21 at 7 p.m.
Summer Solstice 3
Inna Faliks - Thursday 8/7 at 7 p.m.
Described by critics as “electrifyng, warmly poetic, passionate, a musician who uses her technical perfection to take risks, and a mature musical personality,” Inna Faliks made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 15 and has been performing solo, chamber music and concerti in the US and abroad.
Jessica Schmitz - Thursday 7/24 at 7 p.m.
Summer Solstice 2
Jessica Schmitz - Thursday 6/19 at 7 p.m.
Summer Solstice 1
Drawn to the performance of both contemporary and traditional repertoire, New York based flutist Jessica Schmitz has performed internationally across a wide spectrum of musical arts. As a featured soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player she has given the world premieres of many pieces in the US, and has also worked with such composers as Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, David Lang, Robert Dick, Steve Mackey, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, and Harold Meltzer.
Konrad Kaczmarek in collaboration with Artlog.com - Saturday 5/1 at 7 p.m.
Metamorphic_Gestures: An evening of electronic music and art
This concert brings together several pieces Konrad Kaczmarek has written for acoustic instruments and live electronics that explore the idea of computer-generated extended technique and improvisation. Using a software program he authored called Metamorphic_Gestures, each piece will highlight a different form of interaction between the performer, the instrument, and the electronic processing.
Matthew Greenbaum - Saturday 5/1 at 7 p.m. What We Owe the Invertebrates
Music, video and theater works by Matthew Greenbaum. With Miranda Cuckson,violin and Cyndie Bellen-Berthézene, soprano.
Ne(x)tworks - Saturday 5/3 at 2 p.m. Music of Wadada Leo Smith
Ne(x)tworks continues its ongoing work with the maverick improviser and graphic score pioneer Wadada Leo Smith.
Christine DiWyk and Hanako Yamagata 4-hand piano music - Saturday 5/10 at 2 PM
Janacek, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky, and featuring Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
Lautreamont Concerts - Thursday, 5/15 at 7 p.m.
Formed in 2004 by violinist Steven Zynszajn with some of his closest colleagues from the Juilliard School, Lautreamont Concerts have performed throughout New York’s Tri-State area. They offer programs of the sort one might have encountered in a golden era of classical music: a medley of solo works, chamber music and concerti for strings and piano, as well as transcriptions and new works. Currently the resident classical ensemble of the Chelsea Art Museum, they are also a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing their performances to healthcare institutions in New York.
Eric Heubner Thursday 5/22 at 7 p.m.
New American Music
Two of New York’s most exciting and innovative mixed instrument quartets, Antares and Flexible Music, present a program of new American music by some of today’s hottest young composers. The program will feature the New York premieres of new works by Mason Bates and James Matheson for Antares and recent compositions by Nico Muhly and Caroline Mallonée plus Louis Andriessen’s 1991 classic, Hout, performed by Flexible Music.
Ne(x)tworks Saturday 4/5 at 2 p.m.
Music of Alvin Curran
Ne(x)tworks presents a full program of works by the radically innovative, award winning composer Alvin Curran. Ne(x)tworks is a collaborative ensemble of musicians creating and interpreting work that features a dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation.
Lautreamont Concerts Thursday 4/10 at 7 p.m.
Music from France
Solo works and chamber music for strings and piano by Rameau, Berlioz, Chausson and Debuss. Formed in 2004 by violinist Steven Zynszajn with some of his closest colleagues from the Juilliard School, Lautreamont Concerts have performed throughout New York’s Tri-State area. They offer programs of the sort one might have encountered in a golden era of classical music: a medley of solo works, chamber music and concerti for strings and piano, as well as transcriptions and new works. Currently the resident classical ensemble of the Chelsea Art Museum, they are also a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing their performances to healthcare institutions in New York.
Keith Kirchoff Saturday 4/12 at 2 p.m.
Dynamic Motion: American Ultra-Modernism
Featuring the music of Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, Wallingford Riegger, John J. Becker, Henry Cowell, George Antheil, and Conlon Nancarrow, this recital explores the first forty years of the twentieth century, a pivotal period in the development of United States as an independent, creative, international music presence. At this time America freed itself from European influence and found its own voice as composers began experimenting with new instruments and discovering new sounds.
Ne(x)tworks Saturday 3/1 at 2 p.m.
Dialogics: Ne(x)tworks at Chelsea Art Museum
Featuring new works from composing group members Shelley Burgon and Cornelius Dufallo, improvisations by the Ne(x)tworks Trio (La Barbara, Frasconi, Dufallo), and the continuation of its interaction with legendary Downtown composer/performer Jon Gibson. The group will revisit Gibson’s indeterminate strategic work Multiples from 1972 and a reworking of sections from Relative Calm, an early 1980’s piece commissioned by acclaimed choreographer Trisha Brown.
Lautreamont Concerts Thursday 3/6 at 7 p.m.
The Trout and Other Works
This concert will be partly devoted to the chamber music of Arensky and Schubert, whose respective Piano Trio No. 1 and “Trout” Quintet will be performed. Pianist Maxim Pakhomov will perform a short intermission of two of Liszt’s Etudes Concertantes, followed by the premiere of Drew Krause’s Step Into the Air and Breathe for Piano Quartet.
Metropolis Ensemble Saturday 3/8 at 2 o’clock
Digital Sustain: Six Etudes for Piano by Ryan Francis
Presented in tandem with etudes from György Sándor Ligeti (1923-2006), William Bolcom (b. 1938), Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), and Franz Liszt (1811-1886).
St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble Saturday 3/15 at 2 p.m.
Second Helpings: ‘38 Special
A 70th birthday celebration spotlighting composers who share the same birth year as Joan Tower. Featuring musical luminaries William Bolcom, John Corigliano and John Harbison, who will all be present at the performances. Second Helpings is a concert series and food drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the performance for a chance to win prizes.
Inna Faliks, Pianist Saturday 3/22 at 2 p.m.
The Fantastic in Music
A piano recital featuring music by Ravel, Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Rachmaninoff will be complimented by a reading of related poems and a brief discussion led by the artist. Described by critics as “electrifying, warmly poetic, passionate, a musician who uses her technical perfection to take risks, a mature musical personality,” Inna Faliks made her debut with the Chicago Symphony at 15 and has been performing solo, chamber music and concerti throughout the US and abroad.
St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble Saturday 3/29 at 2 p.m
Second Helpings: Greatest Hits
Highlights from composers featured during capital Tower’s 10-year St.Luke’s residency and a look forward with world premieres of two newly commissioned works by Keith Fitch and Daniel Wohl. Second Helpings is a concert series and food drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the performance for a chance to win prizes.
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Saturday 2/23 at 2 p.m
Second Helpings: Towering Influences
Exploration of Tower’s influences and her musical legacy to younger generations of composers; performed in the context of Tower’s own compositions. Featuring music by Shostakovich, Messiaen and Stravinsky; and a newly commissioned work by Sergei Tcherepnin. Second Helpings is a concert series and food drive. Please bring non-perishable food donations to the performance for a chance to win prizes.
Lautreamont Concerts Thursday 1/31 at 7 p.m
Focus on Mendelssohn
The first in a series of three concerts by the dynamic ensemble Lautreamont Concerts will feature music by Felix Mendelssohn, a German composer of the early Romantic period. Formed in 2004 by violinist Steven Zynszajn with some of his closest colleagues from the Juilliard School, they have performed throughout New York’s Tri-State area. Currently the resident classical ensemble of the Chelsea Art Museum, they are also a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing their performances to healthcare institutions in New York.
Streaming Museum launch January 29, 2008
Real-time exhibitions in cyberspace and public space on seven continents