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“Music for Thought” Series (December 10, 2/4)

Music For Thought

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Music as intellectual resistance: Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Piano Trio op. 24. Filmed at Tenri Cultural Institute, and streamed by the Leo Baeck Institute - New York

The “Music for Thought”-Series consists of four virtual concerts produced in New York and includes interviews with the artists. Each concert explores matters of great currency in our contemporary society that are reflected in the music.

Curated by Hannah Harnest
Artists: Julian Schwarz, Abi Kralik, Sophie Delphis, Jamie Danner, Markus Kaitila, New Chamber Ballet, and choregrapher Miro Magloire

All episodes poignantly reflect milestones in artistic innovation and emphasize the long-standing growth of the cultural relationship and exchange between Germany and the US. This series also demonstrates the German Consulate General New York's efforts to celebrate European pluralism, as Germany is presiding over the Council of Europe this year.


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Music For Thought Poster© Hannah Harnest

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This is the second event of the virtual “Music for Thought Series,” which is generously being supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York. The arts have always powerfully reacted to the environments in which they were created, because music speaks when words cease to be effective. Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s magnificent Piano Trio op. 24, which was composed in 1945 just at the end of the Second World War, bears influences of his family’s connection to the tradition of the Polish-Yiddish Theater, as well as Weinberg’s years in Soviet Russia.

Featured guests:

Abigel Kralik - Violin

Julian Schwarz - Cello

Hannah Harnest - Pianist

All episodes of the series poignantly reflect milestones in artistic innovation and emphasize the long-standing growth of the cultural relationship and exchange between Germany and the US. This series also demonstrates the German Consulate’s efforts to celebrate European pluralism, as Germany is presiding over the Council of Europe this year.


Location & Time

Premiere: Friday, December 10, 2020; 7.30pm EST

Online, please register at:
Eventbrite.com/music-as-intelecctual-resistance

One day prior to the event, an email will be sent out with details on how to access the streaming of the Event.


For Background information and more , please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Music-for-Thought-Series

https://www.instagram.com/musicforthoughtseries

Questions? Please Email Artistic Director Hannah Harnest at hh1809@nyu.edu .


Future events coming up:

(3) RITUAL IN MUSIC AND IN 2020
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (four-hand piano version). Filmed in the historic landmark St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, and streamed by the Nicholas Roerich Museum

(4) BEETHOVEN THE CONTEMPORARY
Beethoven’s complete works for four-hands piano. Filmed at New York University, and streamed by NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions as part of their Beethoven Festival

Premiere: December 18, 2020. 8pm EST


 

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