Love in Fragments
70 minutes that will change the way you think about love
How do we fall in and out of love? This luminous new work offers a provocative, evocative look at love in all its aspects and guises through music, movement and art. Inspired by Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, and featuring music of Bach, Ravel, Jörg Widmann and others, five extraordinary artists deliver a sensuous and powerful work that will change the way you think about love.
Gergana Gergova, violin · Alban Gerhardt, cello · Sommer Ulrickson, choreographer/dancer · Dan Peleg, dancer · Alexander Polzin, sculptor
Mar 6, 7:30 pm
Meditations on Wallace Stevens
Brentano String Quartet
The poetry of Wallace Stevens is woven throughout this program from the boldly imaginative Brentano Quartet, pairing Martin Bresnick’s new musical meditation on Stevens’ poem “The Planet on the Table” with a transcendent late Beethoven Quartet. Music accompanied by readings and projections of Steven’s poetry.
Mar 9, 8 pm
Images of the East
A film and concert experience that will quietly take your breath away
Hear the visionary violinist and musicians from his Kremerata Baltica accompanied by a poetic and provocative film about love amid strife. Music of Schumann and Weinberg is accompanied by Sandro Kancheli’s poignant animated film featuring the haunting stone sculptures of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr.
“What I think is most important is to reach people through the language of art.” —Gidon Kremer
Gidon Kremer, violin
Georgijs Osokins, piano
Soloists from Kremerata Baltica
Mar 12, 7:30 pm
The genius of da Vinci at 500 years
Composer Jonathan Berger brings the premiere of his new chamber opera—a modern masterwork that invites us into the mind, observations and boundless curiosity of one of the greatest creative thinkers of all time. Featuring acclaimed baritone Tyler Duncan (Metropolitan Opera), a libretto drawn entirely from da Vinci’s own notebooks and stunning designs by Gabriel Calatrava, this compelling work draws us into da Vinci’s universe—one in which we never stop questioning, examining, and marveling at the world around us.
Apr 6, 8 pm
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