A colorful program featuring voices of composers with synesthesia, framed by a dialogue between natural and supernatural themes, as part of In Visible Roads, Metropolis Ensemble x BLUEPRINTS Piano Series

Friday, April 19, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (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 Daniel Anastasio, Xak Bjerken, Vicky Chow, David Kaplan, Cory Smythe, soprano Kristina Bachrach, cellist Gabriel Cabezas and flutist Catherine Gregory.

This evening emphasizes the musical voices of composers born with synesthesia, or those for whom specific colors play an important role in their creative process. With works by Andy Akiho, George Crumb, Olivier Messiaen, Alexander Scriabin, and improvisatory interludes by Cory Smythe, this colorful program is framed by a dialogue between natural and supernatural themes. 


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 Ensemblerepresents 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.