June 6 - 14: Chelsea Music Festival
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The Chelsea Music Festival 2014 Summer Festival
with a German–Brazilian Theme
“… gem of a series” - The New York Times
“Music, art and good food are an integral part to this inventive new festival” - The New Yorker
“… impressive addition to New York's cultural ecosystem” - Time Out New York
This June, the Chelsea Music Festival will celebrate Germany and Brazil in its 5th annual season of presenting unique experiences of the performing, visual, and culinary arts. The 2014 Festival’s German-Brazilian theme is inspired by composer anniversaries including Richard Strauss (150), Heitor Villa-Lobos (55), and C.P.E. Bach (300). From June 6-14, 2014 over 100 artists from around the world will collaborate in dozens of performances throughout New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.
As in seasons past, the Festival has named a noteworthy roster of Artists-in-Residence to lead and inspire a range of collaborative programs:
- The Amaryllis Quartett | Ensemble-in-Residence (Germany)
- Rogerio Boccato | Artist-in-Residence (Brazil)
- Alexandre Lunsqui | Composer-in-Residence (Brazil)
- Hinnerk von Bargen | Culinary Artist-in-Residence from the Culinary Institute of America (Germany)
- Silke Schoener | Visual Artist-in-Residence (Germany)
New Festival artists include Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation violist Hwayoon Lee, the Stuttgart Collegium luvenum boys choir, the Sirius Quartet, guitarist Fabio Gouvea, and the Brazilian band Choro Dragão. Works include world and New York premieres by composers such asAugusta Read Thomas, Alexandre Lunsqui, Felipe Lara, Philip Lasser, and Gregor Huebner.
Among the many artists returning to celebrate the Festival’s 5th season are Culinary Artists-in-Residence chef Lance Nitahara (2012) and chef Sonar Saikia (2013), cellist Joshua Roman (2010), pianist Helen Huang (2010-11), and Jazz pianists Adam Birnbaum (2012) and Helen Sung (2011). World-leading pioneer of scent sculpture, Festival Parfumeur Christophe Laudamiel (2012-13) will create a special 2014 Festival scent.
The panoply of Festival events will include evening and daytime concerts, free outdoor performances and street events, family events, Festival talks and panels, outreach events, and gallery viewings. This year’s programming will span Classical, Jazz, Brazilian folk and Jazz fusion, Baroque, and contemporary classical, to which the Festival culinary and visual artists will respond to create dynamic, collaborative, and multi-sensory experiences for artists and audiences alike.
• Tickets can be purchased at www.chelseamusicfestival.org starting May 1, 2014
• Students/seniors receive a $10 discount per ticket. Must show student/senior ID at door
• FREE CMF@Noon outdoor concerts; see the CMF website, Twitter, or Facebook for details
ABOUT THE CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hailed by The New York Times as a “gem of a series,” the Chelsea Music Festival exists to celebrate great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival seeks to reflect the creativity gathered in one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods by presenting site-specific programs that span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. With an emphasis on Festival-commissioned works, community outreach and education, the Festival also exists to create a gateway to music through the exploration and interplay of art forms - specifically the musical, visual and culinary - alongside an intimate and thrilling Festival experience shared by artists and concertgoers alike.
The Chelsea Music Festival Artistic Directors are conductor Ken-David Masur and pianist Melinda LeeMasur.
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