Reflections Series International is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 season in its second year at Avenues: The World School. Reflections' relationship with Avenues is particularly appropriate, as they both integrate cultural diversity, international exchanges, and interactive multi-disciplinary collaborations. Avenues' state of the art black box theater, steps from New York's Highline Park, is the perfect setting for Reflections' sophisticated but relaxed performances.
The 2014-2015 season includes four innovative concerts.
Reflections Series International 2014-2015 at Avenues:
October 2: Johannes Brahms: Before, During and After
Gil Morgenstern, violin
Ole Akahoshi, cello
Rieko Aizawa, piano
The opening program of the 2014 – 2015 Reflections Series International season features Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, written in 1854 but completely revised in 1891. While both artistic and personal relationships contribute to a good deal of discussion and even personal intrigue surrounding the trio, this program will bring to life the musical references of preceding composers (Schubert, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann) that lie at the heart of this great work. Rounding out the program will be his ever-popular Violin Sonata in d minor, and a contemporary work thematically linked to Brahms. Joining Mr. Morgenstern will be cellist Ole Akahoshi, and pianist, Rieko Aizawa.
December 11: The Voice of the Violin
Gil Morgenstern, violin
J.Y. Song, piano
The Voice of the Violin continues Gil Morgenstern's showcasing of the singularly expressive range of the violin and the diverse manner in which composers have exploited it. This program will take us around the globe, from east to west and from the Baroque to the contemporary styles. Highlights include an elegant Sonata by Jean-Marie Leclaire, who effectively combined the Parisian and Italian Baroque styles, Beethoven’s grand Violin Sonata in c minor, “The Stream Flows” by the Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng, and the angular modernity of Elliott Carter’s “Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi.” Joining Mr. Morgenstern on this musical voyage will be pianist, J.Y. Song.
February 26: Coupled Perceptions
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Reflections Series International
Reflections Series International presents unique and original programming of the highest quality, combining the intimacy of chamber music with the tools of theater, inviting artists of different disciplines to expand performance traditions and create new works. Reflections seeks to enlighten as well as entertain and to attract new audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds through a body of original, thought-provoking programming.