Music: So What’s the Story?

Music: So What’s the Story? Part I

February 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
Avenues: The World School
259 10th Ave, New York, NY

Gil Morgenstern, violinist and artistic director

February 17, 2016 marks the inaugural concert of Reflections Series International’s exciting new programming initiative, Music: So What’s the Story, exploring music as narrative and spanning the next several seasons.

Part I of the series will feature works that, while not strictly programmatic, are reflective of each composer’s personal narrative.

Leos Janacek’s Sonata for Violin and Piano is a composition whose catalyst was the agitation and passionate emotions of World War I. Edvard Grieg’s lighthearted Wedding Day at Troldhaugen depicts the “congratulations and best wishes” that are given by guests to newlyweds. Bedřich Smetana’s Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 15, is an autobiographical work that was motivated by the death of his eldest daughter.

Joining Morgenstern will be cellist Ole Akahoshi and pianist Rieko Aizawa.

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Music: Tokyo to New York


The admired pianists Taka Kigawa and Judith Olson, in addition to the traditional Japanese musicians Jun Ando and Chatori Shimizu, join Thomas Piercy—equally adept at clarinet and hichiriki—in a concert that brings together works by composers from New York and Japan, including David Del Tredici, William Mayer, Ned Rorem (“Four Colors”), Jun Nagao, and Ippo Tsuboi (“Sky View Factor II”). (Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W. 13th St. 212-645-2800. Oct. 18 at 4.)

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011

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