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The Crypt Sessions: David Greilsammer
Wed, April 5, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Wine and food tasting at 7:00, Concert begins at 8:00PM
*PLEASE NOTE THE CRYPT IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE - THERE ARE STAIRS*
The Long Version: Season 2 of The Crypt Sessions continues on April 5, 2017 with pianist and conductor David Greilsammer - hailed by The New York Times as “one the most accomplished and adventurous musicians of his generation” - giving the only New York performance of his acclaimed Labyrinth program.
The performance takes Leoš Janáček’s haunting piece On An Overgrown Path, and interrupts each movement with works by C.P.E Bach, Mozart, and Jean-Féry Rebel, and two U.S. premiere works of Israeli composer Ofer Pelz, turning the path into a musical maze that winds in on itself before finding its way out.
Here's what the artist has to say about the program: "Each one of us has been, at some point in life, lost, disoriented, or in search for a safe and luminous path. This feeling of disorientation, leading at times to inner chaos, can also serve as the force that will push us to begin the pursuit of new routes, new ideas, and new emotions. Walking through the daunting sounds of Janacek’s music, and exploring the mysterious alleys of various enigmatic pieces from early baroque to our present days, I have decided to embark on a musical journey to the heart of a beautiful, abstract, and dazzling labyrinth."
The Short Version: Crypt...Labyrinth...close enough. When you get to hear a pianist of this extraordinary magnitude playing a program of such haunting depth and potency, words lose their meaning anyways...
There will be a wine tasting and hors d'ouevres reception at 7:00 (included in ticket price) before descending into the crypt. The wines are selected by Magnvm Opvs, and the food by Ward 8 Events, both tailored to the characteristics of the music being performed.
*Thank you to our sponsor Yamaha for the piano!*
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