New York Society for Ethical Culture

Classical chamber music, new pieces by living composers, and New York-based ensembles and soloists


CreArtBox serve as ensemble-in-residence at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Directed by Guillermo Laporta and Josefina Urraca, the group gathers world-class musicians, composers, designers, and visual artists to create innovative multimedia and visual designs that enhances the musical experience, creating a performance that reaches a wider audience than traditional chamber music performances.

March 30th, 2018

CreArt Music Series VI: Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Ransom Wilson, Le Train Bleu and CreArtBox


CreArtBox serve as ensemble-in-residence at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Directed by Guillermo Laporta and Josefina Urraca, the group gathers world-class musicians, composers, designers, and visual artists and creates innovative multimedia & visual designs to enhance the music experience creating a performance experience that reaches a wider audience spectrum than traditional chamber music performances. The group has been described as “a wholly authentic, visually and aurally compelling experience” (Broadway World) and “a new ensemble devoted to multidisciplinary events” (Time Out New York).

In this edition, musicians of Le Train Bleu and CreArtBox will play together the chamber music arrangement of Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with guest artist soprano Janna Baty conducted by Ransom Wilson.

January 26th, 2018

CreArt Music Series 05: Joshua Penman, Lewis Lockwood, Beethoven, Debussy and, Bryce Dessner.


CreArtBox continues its mission working with living composers presenting a new piece written by the American Composer, Joshua Penman.

Program:

1. Beethoven, Kakadu variations op. 121a.

2. Bryce Dessner, Murder Ballades.

3. Debussy, Petite Suite (arr. by Michael Webster).

4. Joshua Penman, Moontides (World Premiere).

The performance will include a brief pre-concert talk by the Beethoven scholar and biographer Lewis Lockwood, and a multi-media video mapping installation by designer Guillermo Laporta.

October 26th, 2017

CreArt Music Series: JP Jofre and CreArtBox


Program:

Melodies No. 3 & 6 by John Cage

Pour presque tous les temps (III movement) by Florent Schmitt

Short Fall by David Lang

The fourth book of Quartets (selection) by Georg Philipp Telemann

Craziest Things by Guillermo Laporta

Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Como el Agua & Universe by JP Jofre

May 18h, 2017

Cre Art Music Series at New York Society for Ethical Culture


New York Society for Ethical Culture and CreArtBox presents a music series with music by Anna Clyne, David Lang, Timo Andres, Joshua Penman, and Meredith Monk. Established in September 2016 this series is designed to reach new audiences combining classical chamber music, new pieces by living composers, and New York-based ensembles and soloists, such as electric violinist, Todd Reynolds, composer and video artist, Luke DuBois, or Le Train Bleu Ensemble.

November 4th, 2016

CreArt Music Series: Todd Reynolds, Luke DuBois & CreArtBox


Multimedia music group, CreArtBox, presents the second edition of the CreArt Music Series with two amazing guests: Violinist and composer Todd Reynolds and video artist Luke Dubois Running through May of 2017, CreArtBox will unveil five performances that mix classical and contemporary music with cutting edge technology. The endeavor includes an array of talented, renown musicians, and a cast of dancers and visual artists. Thus, the collaboration will be a must-see event in the city's musical community.

September 30th, 2016

CreArt Music Series: Joshua Penman Sebastian Currier & CreArtBox


The multimedia music group, CreArtBox, will be presenting a brand new music series beginning this September in New York City. Directed by Guillermo Laporta andJosefina Urraca, CreArtBox will unveil two performances that mix classical and contemporary music with cutting edge technology. The endeavor includes an array of musicians, visual artists, and a careful set-up that utilizes lights and projection.

Program:

Beethoven – Quintet for Piano and Winds

Philippe Gaubert – 3 Aquarelles

Judd Greenstein – Untitled (finding something special)

Sebastian Currier – Selection from Verge and Static

Joshua Penman – Mariri *World Premier

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The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community dedicated to ethics, social justice, and education since 1876. We celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s crises, and work to make the world a better place.