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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.

CLassical Music Moving Forward

This festival engage new audiences by presenting high-quality performances of new music written by emerging and established living composers (David Lang, Sebastian Currier, Anna Clyne and, Meredith Monk), as well as classical music from the 17th century onwards (Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Schumann). A key component of the festival is the use of innovative visuals installations and multimedia designs alongside the musical performances. The festival lineup includes a series of performances featuring artists from CreArtBox's roster of 20 international musicians, as well as guest artists and collaborators.

Location

Culture Lab, 5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101

PROGRAM

2021 Dec 2

OPENING NIGHT | 7.30 pm


THEN I KNEW


This performance exhibits one of the most evocative chamber music ensembles (flute, viola, and harp). Claude Debussy confronted unique textures and elevated to the mainstream this formation by composing one of his best-known pieces. Takemitsu's piece "And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind" was inspired by Debussy's sonata. This concert is completed with the Jolivet trio and the explosive work for solo flute by the American composer Marius Diaz de Leon accompanied by a live painting by Marieken Cochius commissioned by CreArtBox

AFFORDABLE $10 Sold out



Program


Andre Jolivet

Petite suite

for flute, viola and harp

  • I Prélude. Modéré
  • II Modéré sans traîner
  • III Vivement
  • IV Allant
  • V (Without title)

Mario Diaz de Leon

Luciform 

for flute solo and electronics


Claude Debussy

Second Sonata 

for flute viola and harp

  • I Pastorale. Lento, dolce rubato
  • II Interlude. Tempo di minuetto
  • III Final. Allegro moderato ma risoluto

Toru Takemitsu

And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind

for flute, viola & harp


Artists


Guillermo Laporta, flute

Jane Yoon, harp

Matthew Cohen, viola

Marieken Cochius, painter

Sara C. Sun, video artist

Mary Taylor Hennings, dancer

2021 Dec 3

SECOND NIGHT | 7.30 pm


THE BRINGER OF PACE


Words and melody grow within this performance led by the baritone voice. The disparity between pieces like Piano Phase and Falla's compositions immerse the listener in an eclectic universe supported only by the sensitivity of the audience. The alteration of the pieces by Caplet, Gaubert, and Falla for baritone voice, takes this music to another dimension. Supported by the visual creations of Spanish video artist Robert Sirvent.

AFFORDABLE $10 Sold Out



Program


Albert Roussel

Two poems by Ronsard

for voice and flute

Gustav Holst

The Planets

for two pianos

II Venus - The Bringer of Peace

IV Neptune - The mystic


Manuel de Falla

Spanish folk Songs

for voice & piano

  1. Nana
  2. Asturiana

Andre Caplet

An invisible flute

for voice, flute & piano


Phillipe Gaubert

Pagan Evening

for voice, flute & piano


John Harbison

Flashes and Illuminations

for voice & piano


Steve Reich

Piano Phase

for two pianos


Artists


Nathaniel Sullivan, Baritone

Nuno Marques, piano

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Josefina Urraca, piano

Robert Sirvent, video artist

2021 Dec 4

SATURDAY | 11.30am


BREAKFAST with the artists


Composers, musicians, and visual artists will gather and approach the local community in a more direct way than in regular performances. This event will showcase talks with the composers, musicians, and directors, exploring the creative process of a piece, the benefits of creating art for the society, the status of the arts in the local community, and tips on how to build a career as an artist. These discussions will be followed by a Q&A and an open roundtable discussion, all while enjoying the breakfast.

Free (RSVP here) Only 10 left
2021 Dec 4

THIRD NIGHT | 7.30 pm


A WONDERFUL DAY


AFFORDABLE $10 Sold Out



Program


Ludwig van Beethoven

Trio Op. 11

for violin, cello & piano

  • I Allegro con brio
  • II Adagio
  • III Theme with variations

Arvo Pärt

Spiegel im spiegel

for violin & piano


Ernest Bloch

3 Nocturnes for Piano Trio

for violin, cello & piano

  • I Andante
  • II Andante quieto
  • III Tempestoso

Guillermo Laporta

Waltz from the opera Two Roads

for piano solo


Edward Grieg

Andante con moto

for violin, cello & piano


Timo Andres

Piano Trio

for violin, cello & piano

  • III Coda (made of wood)

Artists


Keir GoGwilt, violin

Yi Qun Xu, cello

Josefina Urraca, piano

Mary Taylor Hennings, dancer

Sarah K. Williams, video artist

2021 Dec 5

SUNDAY | 11.30am


BREAKFAST with the artists


Composers, musicians, and visual artists will gather and approach the local community in a more direct way than in regular performances. This event will showcase talks with the composers, musicians, and directors, exploring the creative process of a piece, the benefits of creating art for the society, the status of the arts in the local community, and tips on how to build a career as an artist. These discussions will be followed by a Q&A and an open roundtable discussion, all while enjoying the breakfast.

Free (RSVP here) Only 8 lef
2021 Dec 5

CLOSING NIGHT | 7.30 pm


PARI INTERVALLO


AFFORDABLE $10 Sold Out



Program


Gustav Mahler

Piano Quartet in A minor

for violin, viola, cello & piano

Henriette Renie

Legende

for solo harp


Telemann

Quartet TWV 43 g4 

for flute, violin, viola & cello

  • II Adagio
  • III. Allegro

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No.1, "Kreutzer Sonata"

for flute, violin, viola & cello (.arr)

  • IV Con moto

Johannes Brahms

Piano Quartet No.1, Op.25

for violin, viola, cello & piano

  • III. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto

Arvo Pärt

Pari intervallo

for flute, violin, viola, cello, piano & harp


Artists


Keir GoGwilt, violin

Matthew Cohen, viola

Yi Qun Xu, cello

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Jane Yoon, harp

Josefina Urraca, piano

GET A FULL PASS

Get a pass with full access to all performances. These passes are transferable! For example, you can come to 2 concerts and give the other two concerts to a friend!

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FAQ

Premium tickets are the best seats in the house for better visibility and acoustics. They also support this orgaznization for future projects.

We offer free ticket to certain orgaznizations and low income households by request only. If you wish to receive free tickets please contact info@creartbox.nyc

SEASON 2021/22


Keir GoGwilt

Violin

Matthew Cohen

Viola

Yi Qun Xu

Cello

Jane Yoon

Harp

Guillermo Laporta

Flute

Josefina Urraca

Piano

Nuno Marques

Piano

Marieken Cochius

Painter

Mary Taylor Hennings

Dancer

Nathaniel Sullivan

Baritone

Robert Sirvent

Visual Artist

Sara C. Sun

Visual Artist

Sarah K. Williams

Visual Artist

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