6th CREART MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE BLUE GALLERY | 222 East 46th St NYC

Fragile Form

TUE SEP 27

Part I:
Equilibrium

7.30pm

Music by Annamaria Kowalsky, Saint Saens
Caroline Shaw & Granados

WED SEP 28

Part II:
Rupture

7.30pm

Music by Bryan Wysocki, Nico Muhly, Mozart
Michel van Der AA, Tatiana Nikolayeva & Hannah Selin

THU SEP 29

Part III:
Metamorphosis

7.30pm

Music by Judd Greenstein, Shostakovich
Celeste Oram, Ravel & Nadia Boulanger

Fragile Form Trilogy

VII CREART MUSIC FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 2022 | THE BLUE GALLERY

Fragile form is a 3 part "visual concert", a type of performance that most defines the identity of CreArtBox. Visual art and theatrical design techniques enhance the audience's listening experience of classical and contemporary music while respecting the original musical composition. The music serves as the creative anchor of the performance while the visual component builds the dramaturgy arch that unifies the performance into a single piece of art.

Designed as a trilogy titled "Fragile Form: I Equilibrium, II Rupture, and III Metamorphosis", it explores the fragility of our surroundings, defined by the intervention of action and fueled by time. Objects, emotions, and thoughts alter their destiny suddenly, switching from a complete state to a broken state in a fraction of a second. Should we find the equilibrium to avoid any change? Are we ready to modify our behavior and learn from the past? ⁠ Do we have the courage to transform ourselves and find new perspectives?

This performance has been created by musician and visual artist Guillermo Laporta, pianist Josefina Urraca and multidisciplinary artist Sarah K Williams with music by Annamaria Kowalsky, Saint Saens, Caroline Shaw, Enrique Granados, Bryan Wysocki, Nico Muhly, Mozart, Michel van der aa, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Hannah Selin, Judd Greenstein, Shostakovich, Celeste Oram, Ravel & Nadia Boulanger,​ played by violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, ​​cellist Julia Yang, violist Mathew Cohen, pianist Josefina Urraca​ and​ flutist Guillermo Laporta. This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



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CreArtBox, a Long Island City-based performing-arts organization that seeks to enhance its musical presentations with visual complements, mounts its second annual CreArt Music Festival, at the Plaxall Gallery.

2022 Sep 27

Fragile Form
Part I: Equilibrium

Part of: CreArt Music Festival

The Blue Gallery

222 E 46th St, New York
NY 10017 View Map

Tuesday, Sep 27th

7:30 p.m.

 

Program
Annamaria Kowalsky
Heart Meditation
Saint Saens
Piano Quartet in E major
Caroline Shaw
Thousandth Orange
Enrique Granados
Piano Quintet in G Minor Op.49

Artists

Emilie Anne Gendron, violin
Mathew Cohen, viola
Julia Yang, cello
Guillermo Laporta, flute
Josefina Urraca, piano
Sarah K Williams, Mise-en-scène
Tao Ho, visual artist
Guillermo Laporta, light, sound and projection design

Get tickets for this part. Total duration 1h 5m

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2022 Sep 28

Fragile Form Part II: Rupture

Part of: CreArt Music Festival

The Blue Gallery

222 E 46th St, New York
NY 10017 View Map

Wednesday, Sep 28th,

7:30 p.m.

 

Program
Bryan Wysocki
We Can Learn Me together
Nico Muhly
Etude 1
Mozart
Trio in E flat major K.498
Michel van der AA
Rekindle
Tatiana Nikolayeva
Trio for flute viola and piano Op.8
Hannah Selin
Dream Journal

Artists

Mathew Cohen, viola
Guillermo Laporta, flute
Josefina Urraca, piano
Sarah K Williams, Mise-en-scène
Tao Ho, visual artist
Hannah Selin, composer & visual artist
Guillermo Laporta, light, sound and projection design

Get tickets for this part. Total duration 1h 8m

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Experience the entire trilogy. Total duration 3h 20m

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2022 Sep 27

Fragile Form Part III: Metamorphosis

Part of: CreArt Music Festival

The Blue Gallery

222 E 46th St, New York
NY 10017 View Map

Thursday, Sep 29th 2022

7:30 p.m.

 

Program
Judd Greenstein
A Serious Man
Shostakovich
Piano Trio No 1 in C Minor, Op.8
Celeste Oram
toccata & bruise
Maurice Ravel
Piano trio in A minor
Nadia Boulanger
3 Pieces for cello and piano, No.1 Modere

Artists

Emilie Anne Gendron, violin
Julia Yang, cello
Josefina Urraca, piano
Sarah K Williams, Mise-en-scène
Celeste Oran, composer and visual artist
Guillermo Laporta, light, sound and projection design

Get tickets for this part. Total duration 1h 9m

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Experience the full trilogy. Total duration 3h 20m

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OUR PLATFORMS

Chamber music

TRADITIONAL and NEW MUSIC REPERTOIRE / COMMISSIONING PROGRAM

New music written by emerging and established living composers, classical music from the 17th century onward.



Live Art Performances

OPERA / BALLET / THEATER / VIDEO ART / DESIGN

Multidisciplinary productions that incorporate innovative visual and multimedia designs.





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2022 Aug 8-14

Asturias, Spain

ADAMR Festival

A project designed to revitalize rural areas bringing international projects and promoting the use of disused spaces while encouraging rural/cultural tourism in the villages. CreArtBox and ADAMR constituted a joint venture with Association for the Development of the Arts in the Rural Environment” (ADAMR). The festival included classical music concerts, talks, interviews, conferences, and video art.

This year, ADAMR presents classical music concerts in Franco, Soto del Barco, Llastres, Llanes, Grado and Belmonte de Miranda, presenting music by Caroline Shaw, Brahms, Mozart, Dvorak and JP Jofre. The international guest artists: Emmanuel Bach (violin), Jone De la Fuente (violin), Almudena Arribas (viola), Natania Hoffman (cello), Žilvinas Brazauskas (clarinet) and Josefina Urraca & Guillermo Laporta (production and artistic direction).

2022 Sep 27-29

Fragile Form

Part of: CreArt Music Festival

The Blue Gallery

222 E 46th St, New York
NY 10017 View Map

Tuesday, Sep 27th, Wednesday, Sep 28th, Thursday, Sep 29th 2022

7:30 p.m.

Fragile form is a 3 part "visual concert", a type of performance that most defines the identity of CreArtBox. Visual art and theatrical design techniques enhance the audience's listening experience of classical and contemporary music while respecting the original musical composition. The music serves as the creative anchor of the performance while the visual component builds the dramaturgy arch that unifies the performance into a single piece of art.

Designed as a trilogy titled "Fragile Form: I Equilibrium, II Rupture, and III Metamorphosis", it explores the fragility of our surroundings, defined by the intervention of action and fueled by time. Objects, emotions, and thoughts alter their destiny suddenly, switching from a complete state to a broken state in a fraction of a second. Should we find the equilibrium to avoid any change? Are we ready to modify our behavior and learn from the past? ⁠ Do we have the courage to transform ourselves and find new perspectives?

This performance has been created by musician and visual artist Guillermo Laporta, pianist Josefina Urraca and multidisciplinary artist Sarah K Williams with music by Annamaria Kowalsky, Saint Saens, Caroline Shaw, Enrique Granados, Bryan Wysocki, Nico Muhly, Mozart, Michel van der aa, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Hannah Selin, Judd Greenstein, Shostakovich, Celeste Oram, Ravel & Nadia Boulanger,​ played by violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, ​​cellist Julia Yang, violist Mathew Cohen, pianist Josefina Urraca​ and​ flutist Guillermo Laporta. This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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2022 Oct 8

We Can learn

Part of: Touring Productions

The Milford Theater

114 E Catharine St Milford, PA 18337
NY 11109 View Map

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

7:00 p.m.

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Founded in 2002 at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA, the birthplace of the American conservation movement, Kindred Spirits Arts Programs sees its goal in awakening, through music and art, a greater appreciation and sensitivity to the beauty and value of nature. The organization achieves this by presenting established and emerging artists in musical and other events in a variety of settings - often collaborative ventures with other arts and educational organizations. KSAP places special emphasis on bringing performances and master classes to children in the schools.

2022 Oct 11

Kindred Spirit Series ED Program

Part of: Touring Productions

Kindred Spirit Series - The Milford Theater

114 E Catharine St
Milford, PA 18337
NY 11109 View Map

Saturday, October 11th, 2022

7:30 p.m.

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Founded in 2002 at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA, the birthplace of the American conservation movement, Kindred Spirits Arts Programs sees its goal in awakening, through music and art, a greater appreciation and sensitivity to the beauty and value of nature. The organization achieves this by presenting established and emerging artists in musical and other events in a variety of settings - often collaborative ventures with other arts and educational organizations. KSAP places special emphasis on bringing performances and master classes to children in the schools.

2022 Nov 5

We Can Learn

Part of: Touring Productions

Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society

57 Young St W, Waterloo
ON N2L 2Z4, Canada View Map

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

8:00 p.m.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Organization founded in 1974 by Jan Narveson (a philosophy professor at the University of Waterloo).K-W Chamber Music Society presents 70+ concerts annually, performing chamber music in a highly intimate environment.Concerts are broadcast weekly on the program "The World of Chamber Music" on the University of Waterloo radio station, CKMS-FM, and some of them have been made into privately distributed cassette or compact disc recordings (including a pair of CDs of Schubert piano sonatas performed by Kuerti). Since its inception in 1974, the KWCMS has had a board of directors. Original members included Jan Narveson, Hugh and Pat Smyth, Marek Irland, Beryl Hultin, and Tom and Lynn Certin.

2023 Mar 17-19

Architecture of a Common Man

Part of: New Productions

Culture Lab LIC

5-25 46th Ave
Queens, NY 11101
NY 10017 View Map

Friday, Mar 17th, Saturday, March 18th, Sunday, March 19th 2023

7:30 p.m.

An opera/baller that follows the journey of a man trying to be an exceptional person in different facets of his life, discovering his true self in the process. It will explore how society seems to encourage us to be exceptional, great, perfect, successful, or unique, and how someone can find happiness and the greatest success in life by just being a common man.

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2023 Apr 23

Frederick Piano Collection

Part of: Touring Productions

Frederick Piano Collection

30 Main St, Ashburnham
MA 01430 View Map

Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

8:00 p.m.

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The purpose of the Frederick Piano Collection is to give musicians and music lovers a chance to hear works by major piano composers, played on pianos such as those the composers knew, and for which their music was conceived. The Collection includes only grand pianos, by important makers whose instruments were highly regarded in their day, acquired in basically good condition, with most of their original materials intact (especially soundboards). It aims to match each instrument to a specific composer or generation of composers known to have used or preferred that make and vintage of piano. The period of pianos in the Collection extends from about 1790 to 1928, representing music from Haydn and Beethoven through the French Impressionists.

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