Images of the East: Concert, Film and Conversation - 92Y, New York

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Images of the East: Concert, Film and Conversation

Gidon Kremer
Soloists from Kremerata Baltica
Conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill, Creative Director, WQXR
Images of the East: Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer, violin

A profound statement about humanity and the power of art

The first half of this remarkable music and film event features visionary violinist Gidon Kremer and soloists from his Kremerata Baltica performing music of prominent 20th century Polish-Jewish composer Mieczysław Weinberg. The second half features a short animated film on the extraordinary pebble sculptures of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, with a recorded soundtrack of music of Schumann and others by Kremer and musicians from Kremerata Baltica. Following the screening, Kremer will be joined by WQXR Creative Director Clemency Burton-Hill for a discussion about the making of the film and the importance of its subject. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event.

Performers:

Gidon Kremer, violin
Georgijs Osokins, piano

Soloists from Kremerata Baltica:
Kristina Anuseviciute, viola
Giedre Dirvanauskaite, cello

  • Weinberg, Children’s Notebook Book 1, Op. 16 (solo piano)
  • Weinberg, String Trio, Op. 48
  • Weinberg, Eight Preludes from 24 Preludes for Solo Cello, Op. 100 (arr. G. Kremer for solo violin)
  • Weinberg, Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Piano, Op. 136bis

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