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


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.

January 18th, 7:30 pm

AWAVE - CreArt Music Series at the Greenwich House of Music


The CreArt Music Series 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 and classical repertoire for flute and piano.

Program
Francis Poulenc

Sonata for Flute and Piano

Guillermo Laporta

AWAVE for flute piano & electronic

Meredith Monk

Lullaby

Georg Philipp Telemann

Flute and harpsichord sonata (TBD)

Artists

Josefina Urraca, piano

Guillermo Laporta, flute

March 1st, 7:30 pm

CreArt Music Series at Greenwich House of Music


CreArtBox will continue its music series at Greenwich House of Music.

Program
TBD
Artists

Mélanie Clapiès, violin

Julia Yang, cello

Jonathan Cohen, clarinet

Josefina Urraca, piano

Guillermo Laporta, flute

April 19th, 7:30 pm

CreArt Music Series at Greenwich House of Music


CreArtBox will continue its music series at Greenwich House of Music.

Program
TBD
Artists

Mélanie Clapiès, violin

Julia Yang, cello

Jonathan Cohen, clarinet

Josefina Urraca, piano

Guillermo Laporta, flute

March 30th, 2018

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 the 6th edition of the CreARt Music Series, 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.

Program

Martin Bresnick

My Twentieth Century

Mahler

4th Symphony (Chamber Version)

Artists

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Jonathan Cohen, clarinet

Tim Gocklin

Mélanie Clapiès, violin

Alex Shiozaki, violin

Colin Brook

Julia Yang, cello

Greg Robbins, double-bass

Victor Cacesse, percussion

Nuno Da Silva, piano

Josefina Urraca, piano

Janna Baty

January 26th, 2018

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.

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.

Program
Beethoven

Kakadu variations op. 121a

Bryce Dessner

Murder Ballades

Debussy

Petite Suite (arr. by Michael Webster)

Joshua Penman

Moontides (World Premiere)

Artists

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Nick Gallas, clarinet

Mélanie Clapiès, violin

Julia Yang, cello

Doug Perry, percussion

Josefina Urraca, piano

October 26th, 2017

JP Jofre and CreArtBox


On this edition, bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre joins us for a new edition of the CreArt Music Series

Program
John Cage

Melodies No. 3 & 6

Florent Schmitt

Pour presque tous les temps (III movement)

David Lang

Short Fall

Georg Philipp Telemann

The fourth book of Quartets (selection)

Guillermo Laporta

Craziest Things

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor

JP Jofre

Como el Agua & Universe

Artists

Brigid Coleridge

Julia Yang

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Josefina Urraca, piano

May 18h, 2017

Cre Art Music Series at New York Society for Ethical Culture


New York Society for Ethical Culture and CreArtBox presents a new music series in NY.

Program
Anna Clyne

Just As They are

Timo Andres

Formal Conceits

Joshua Penman

Dawnlight

David Lang

Sweet Air

Dvorak

Dumky trio

Telemann

Flute quartets (selection)

Artists

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Nick Gallas, clarinet

Johnna Wu, violin

Julia Yang, cello

Josefina Urraca, piano

November 4th, 2016

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.

Program
Marcos Fernandez

Mikado and Northumbrian

Messiaen

Quartet for the end of time

Todd Reynolds

Outerborought

David Lang

Killer

Meredith Monk

Lullaby

Frank Martin

Ballade

Artists

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Josefina Urraca, piano

September 30th, 2016

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

Artists

Guillermo Laporta, flute

Jonathan Cohen, clarinet

Clara Vazquez, violin

Yves Dharamraj, cello

Josefina Urraca, piano

Ethical Society

The Venue


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.