ASK THE QUESTIONS YOU DON’T GET TO ASK AT OTHER PERFORMANCES:
TAKE A PEEK UNDER THE HOOD OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS
REFLECTIONS SERIES INTERNATIONAL
Gil Morgenstern, violin and artistic director
“a brilliant artist”
The New York Times
“REALITY CHAMBER THEATRE”
May 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $40 at www.citywinery.com
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NEW YORK, NY – Violinist Gil Morgenstern’s Reflections Series International is pleased to return to City Winery after its sold out inaugural performance last December. Reality Chamber Theatre, a series of informal, interactive concerts designed to pull back the curtain on the creative process, aims to speak to both traditional and new audiences. Over the next several seasons, the series will invite audiences to be witness to and a part of the nuts and bolts of creating exciting and illuminating programs. With an increasing emphasis on collaboration between contemporary artists and public experimentation, Reality Chamber Theatre will showcase works performed in real time and of our time. Audiences are invited to ask the questions they don’t get to ask at other performances – to come and take a peek under the hood.
The concert on May 9th will feature the music of familiar masters as well as that of their more contemporary descendants including works by Lera Auerbach, Bright Sheng, Reinhold Glière, Bruce Saylor, Erwin Schulhoff and Maurice Ravel. Joining Mr. Morgenstern will be cellist, Ole Akahosi, and Obie-Award winning actor Bill Camp, narrating excerpts from Dante’s Inferno in dialogue with Bruce Saylor’s “Dante Suite for Solo Violin.”
The Winery room at City Winery is the perfect venue for this type of presentation: located in SoHo’s dynamic Hudson Square, it’s a fully functioning winery by day and one of the most unique and intimate performance spaces by night (seating capacity 50). Much as with Reflections’ Reality Chamber Theatre, the process is clearly on display with its large stainless steel vats of wine as well as exposed wine-making equipment. There simply is no other space like it in Manhattan – and Reality Chamber Theatre aims to be like no other performance series.