Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the New York premiere of Rothko in Jazz, Maris Briezkalns Quintet’s “wide-ranging musical homage” (The Washington Post) to Latvian-born painter Mark Rothko. Rothko in Jazz features music by ten renowned Latvian composers who were each commissioned to create a piece evoking the mood of one of Rothko’s abstract expressionist works created between 1945 and 1969. The original jazz compositions, arranged and performed by the Quintet, are accompanied by large-scale projections of Rothko’s iconic paintings. A recording of the project was released by the Quintet in 2016, and the Quintet previously performed Rothko in Jazz at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
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