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Yael Weiss: 32 Bright Clouds (Streaming)
Start Date: 10/1/2020 All Day
End Date: 10/18/2020
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Event Description:

Aaron and Freda Silberman Recital Series

Yael Weiss: 32 Bright Clouds 
Beethoven Conversations Around the World
 

World Premiere composition by: 
Bongani Ndodana-Breen, South Africa 

New York Premieres by:  Aslıhan Keçebaşoğlu, TurkeyAdina Izarra, Venezuela & Saed Haddad, Jordan

October 1 at 9AM- October 18 at 9PM
Pre-recorded streaming presentation



REGISTER HERE (Registration required)

Remarkably powerful and intense… fine technique and musicianship in the service of an arresting array of music— Anne Midgette, The New York Times 

32 BRIGHT CLOUDS: BEETHOVEN CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE WORLD is a global music-commissioning, performing and recording project. Curated and performed by pianist Yael Weiss, this groundbreaking project commissions new works from 32 countries of conflict and secluded areas spanning the globe, all united through musical themes from Beethoven. 32 Bright Clouds aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace.

YAEL WEISS A captivating presence on the concert scene, award-winning Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss has been hailed by many of today's greatest musicians and critics for visionary interpretations of surpassing depth, immediacy and communicative power. Following a recent recital, the Washington Post praised her as “a pianist who delves deeply and tellingly into that cloudy area where fantasy morphs into improvisation, inventiveness being common to both.”

Program

Beethoven: Sonata No.27 in e minor, Op. 90

            I: Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck

            II: Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

 

Saed Haddad (Jordan, b. 1972): Nuages funèbres (Funereal Clouds) (2018)

            (In response to the Sonata No. 27. A reflection on the challenges of creating a deep and meaningful peace in the world)

 

Aslihan Keçebasoglu (Turkey, b. 1994)Ninni (Lullaby) (2019)

(In response to the Sonata No. 28. Dedicated to the victims of the 2013 Gezi Park Protests in Turkey)
           

Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

            I Etwas Lebhaft und mit der Innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto, ma non troppo)

  

Bongani Ndodana-Breen (South Africa, b. 1975): Isiko: An African Ritual for Ancestral Intercession (2019, World Premiere)

(In response to the Sonata No. 29. Dedicated to Uyinene Mrwetyana and other victims of femicide in South Africa)

           

Intermission

 

Adina Izarra (Venezuela, b. 1959): Arietta for the 150 (2018)

(In response to the Sonata No. 32. Dedicated to the 150 young people whose lives were taken during the 2017 Peace demonstrations in Venezuela.)

 

Beethoven: Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111

            I Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

            II Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

 

REGISTER HERE (Registration required)
General Admission: pay any amount 
Baruch Students: Free

EXCLUSIVE EVENT:

Tues Oct 6, at 7 PM – Experience the concert followed by a live at-home conversation with Yael Weiss immediately following on Oct 6. Admission: $20 Spots are limited!

REGISTER HERE for this exclusive event

BPAC thanks Klavierhaus for providing the space and instrument for the recording of this presentation.


Contact Information:
Email: 
BPAC.TicketRequest@baruch.cuny.edu

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