COPLAND HOUSE AND ITS MUSICAL JOURNEYS ACROSS AMERICA - PAST AS PROLOGUE
Monday, March 20, 2023
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
Open to the Public
Gabriella Smith: Brandenburg Interstices [NY Premiere]; John Musto: Piano Quintet [NY Premiere]; Robert Xavier Rodriguez: Estampie; Nico Muhly: Motion. Brandon Patrick George, flute; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Siwoo Kim and Stephanie Zyzak (CUNY Graduate Center), violins; Dana Kelley, viola; Alberto Parrini, cello; Ayano Kataoka, percussion; Michael Boriskin, piano.
Time-traveling across the generations, growing fresh creative fruit from artistic seeds of the distant past. A riff on J.S. Bach that “morphs fluidly through the centuries and genres.” A memorial tribute tapping into the intricacies of Baroque counterpoint and the passions of Italian opera to symbolize a life intertwined with art, love, and humanity. A contemporary ballet score built on Medieval song and dance, flavored with Wagnerian gestures and Ragtime energy. The virtuosic repurposing of an English Renaissance hymn as the underpinning of a kinetic, stylishly contemporary work. These dazzling works bridge the centuries, embrace and renew artistic ancestry, and affirm the continuing relevance of a rich creative legacy. How can the same 12 notes of the chromatic scale be made to sound so different across six centuries?
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