CreArt Music Festival - A Classical Music Festival set to launch this summer in Long Island City. Presented by CreArtBox, the festival merges classical chamber music with contemporary dance, theater, and immersive sound, light and projection design.
QUEENS, NEW YORK - In collaboration with Long Island City Artists (LiC-A) @ The Plaxall Gallery and supported by the Queens Council on the Arts, the CreArtBox Music Ensemble announces their very first CreArt Music Festival.
Directed by Guillermo Laporta and Josefina Urraca, this brand new festival will celebrate the world of classical music, theater, dance and multimedia design. Join the CreArt Festival on its opening night, August 31st at 8:00 pm.
CreArt Festival aims to present classical music to a wider, younger audience. Taking advantage of its ideal location in trendy LIC, this festival will present classical music in a modern way, incorporating other disciplines into the concerts.
Utilizing video mapping projection and lighting design, all music will be performed with theater, dance, and stunning visual installations. The festival lineup includes three evening concerts and will take place at the Plaxall Gallery (5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101) from August 31st through September 2nd.
August 31st, 8.00 PM
Piano trio, violin, cello and piano
“Folk Culture”, will explore music written for violin, cello and piano, and popular tunes in classical music. Repertoire will include Beethoven’s Kakadu variations op. 121a, Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elegiaque number 1, Franck Martin’s Trio on Irish Folk Tunes, and Dvorak’s Dumky Trio.
September 1st, 8.00 PM
Flute, piano & electronics
The festival will host the presentation of Guillermo Laporta’s Awave, which blends years of opera, symphonic and chamber music performances with multimedia sound design and soundtrack composition. The performance will present a collection of pieces written for VR experiences, theatrical sound design and video games. It will also feature the world premiere of 10 new pieces for flute, piano, and electronics.
Just as they are
September 2nd, 8.00 PM
Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and dancer
The third concert, titled “Just As They Are”, will present the full core ensemble of CreArtBox (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano) with a full-scale set design and a unique visual approach. This will be the grand finale of the CreArt Festival. Repertoire will include music by Anna Clyne, Joshua Penman, Johannes Brahms, Márcos Fernandez, Georg Philipp Telemann, and David Lang.
Violinist Mélanie Clapiès, cellist Julia Yang, flutist Guillermo Laporta, clarinetist Jonathan Cohen, pianist Josefina Urraca, and dancer and choreographer Marissa Maislen.
Active since 2013, CreArtBox’s mission is to engage audiences by presenting high-quality performances of new music written by emerging and established living composers, as well as classical music from the 17th century onwards using innovative visuals and set designs.
“A wholly authentic, visually and aurally compelling experience...” - Broadway World
Long Island City Artists, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts advocacy organization founded in 1986 by artists in Long Island City. In October of 2016, Plaxall Inc., generously donated a 12,000 sq ft warehouse space to temporarily serve as a fine art gallery and performing arts venue with the intention of creating an exciting and vibrant fine arts community center. LiC-A presents monthly exhibitions, art classes, theatrical productions, dance and music performances and special events. LiC-A supports the community by providing space to the local PTA, Girl Scout troops, LaGuardia ESL classes, artists in need of work and performance space and much more. (www.licartists.org)
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