METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
Presenting various kinds of dance music from different periods, forming a kaleidoscopic ballet without stylistic limits, as part of In Visible Roads, Metropolis Ensemble x BLUEPRINTS Piano Festival
Sunday, April 21, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
4:30pm (doors) / 5:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students / $100 festival pass / free for members
Photo credit: © Pedro Barbeito — James Webb I — 2013 — private collection Washington, D.C. (detail)
Pianists Vicky Chow, Mikael Darmanie, Qing Jiang, David Kaplan, and Dan Tepfer.
Dance music of all kinds, from Baroque to contemporary to improvisation, will form a kaleidoscopic ballet without stylistic limits. Includes works by Samuel Carl Adams, Timo Andres, J.S. Bach, Marcos Balter, Michael Brown, Molly Joyce, Gabriel Kahane, Oliver Knussen, Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, and Robert Schumann.
BLUEPRINTS unites pianists from different musical genres for eclectic concerts that present traditional classical music alongside contemporary works (including premieres), jazz and free improvisation. Co-founded by Daniel Anastasio and Erika Dohi, these unusually varied programs are each inspired by an aesthetic theme or blueprint. In Visible Roads, co-created with Metropolis Ensemble, represents its first major artistic collaboration with another performing organization, with the goal of enriching the community of pianists, composers, and instrumentalists alike through creating and fostering new collaborative relationships.
Yamaha CF6 premium grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.
Praised by The Chicago Tribune as "minutely crafted" and "utterly lovely," The New York Times as "whimsical" and "surreal," and The Washington Post as "dark and deeply poetic," the music of composer Marcos Balter (b.1974, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is at once emotionally… READ MORE