Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern’s acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Coupled Perceptions,” at Avenues: The World School. The program, featuring Morgenstern with pianist Rieko Aizawa, will include dance choreographed and performed by Anna Schon, Hadar Ahuvia, and “flexer-glider” James “J-Floats” Fable, with choreographic advisor Tom Patrick, former dancer and current Archival Supervisor for the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
The evening will investigate how adding another artistic discipline to music alters our experience as audience members and asks the questions: “Do we hear or listen to the work differently? Can the whole be greater than the sum of its parts? Are we able to absorb all the information bombarding our brains?” Morgenstern, Rieko, Schon, Ahuvia, and Fable will explore these questions through music and dance. Over the course of the program the musical works will be performed as originally written, giving the audience the opportunity to become familiar with them, and reinterpreted with original choreography, giving the audience the opportunity to experience them as completely different works.
The concert’s program will include selections from the Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach, The Stream Flows by Bright Sheng, Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy, selections from Ballet for a Lonely Violinist Suite by Lera Auerbach, and selections from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, arranged by Jascha Heifetz.
$40 General Admission, $20 Students.
Presented by Reflections Series International