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June 16 Saturday

June 16, Saturday

NYCAMS Gallery
10:30am- Family Event I: “Mister Origami presents: Folding and unfolding color, flavor and sound!”
Children and adults alike rave about CMF’s Family Events, where they have a hands-on opportunity to create and explore through music, visual art, and food. This year, children will hear Festival-themed music of France and Japan, learn to create Japanese Origami inspired by Festival Artwork exhibited in the Gallery and also get a cooking lesson from Food Network’s Chopped Champion chef Lance Nitahara on a variation of one of the most popular French dishes “Croque Monsieur”.  This event features Chelsea Music Festival musicians, visual artists, as well as Culinary Artist-in-Residence Lance Nitahara and is hosted by CMF Artistic Co-Director Ken-David Masur.

Age range: 3-10 years old; All ages are welcome

 

12:00pm - CMF @ Noon series - FREE
Madison Square Park, near Shake Shack.  Featuring Marc Coppey and Liana Gourdjia!

 

Dillon Gallery

6:30pm- Festival Talks: The Great Wave, Silence & Song - Capturing the forces of nature

Join CMF 2012 in this unique installment of the Festival Talks between performers, visual artists and composers. Visual Artist-in-Residence Makoto Fujimura, Composer-in-Residence Somei Satoh, French star cellist Marc Coppey, koto virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa, Dillon Gallery Founder Valerie Dillon and CMF Artistic Director Ken-David Masur engage in a pre-concert discussion focusing on how dif- ferent art forms approach the portrayal of the forces of nature. Topics include exploring the signifi- cance of “The Great Wave” and the importance and mysteries of silence and song.

 

Dillon Gallery

7:30pm - Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens

In exclusive collaboration with the Dillon Gallery’s exhibit on the history of Japanese Screens entitled “from Edo to Video”, CMF2012 presents the program “Debussy II: Sketches, Prints & Screens” featuring French and Japanese Art Songs, solo piano works and traditional and newly composed pieces for koto that react to images of the exhibit. Rokudan no Shirabe by Yatsuhashi Kengyo dates from early koto history and is simple of melody and technique and reminiscent of Bach. The Dillon Gallery Exhibit's oldest screen dates from that time around 1700. The visual arts played a huge role in Debussy’s musical output.  The titles of many of his works bear this out: Images, Estampes (Engravings), and Arabesques.  In his Estampes, he provides us with snippets of scenes from the Far East (Pagodes), Spain (La soirée dans Grenada), and his own France (Jardins sous la pluie).  The influence of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e (literarily translated as “pictures of the floating world”) is most pronounced in these three works. Many other musical images will complete the program with songs by Japanese composers including Takemitsu as well as French Composers Debussy and Duparc.

This evening’s themed reception, Secrets Oubliés, made possible by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ

 

Chef Lance Nitahara responds to Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliees, or Forgotten Songs, where “hiddenness” is explored, just as an item is “re-discovered” after being forgotten

 

PROGRAM


Rokudan no Shirabe (Traditional).....…….......………………….Yatsuhashi Kengyō (1614-1685)

Yumi Kurosawa, koto


Estampes (1903).............………………........……………………..Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Pagodes (Pagodas)
La soirée dans Grenade (The Evening in Granada)
Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the Rain)

Katsura Tanikawa, piano


Ariettes Oubliées (1885-1887) .....…………………......……………Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
C'est l'extase: C'est l'extase langoureuse
Il pleure dans mon cœur: Il pleure dans mon cœur comme il pleut sur la ville
L'ombre des arbres: L'ombre de arbres dans la rivière embrumée
Chevaux de bois: Tournez, tournez, bons chevaux de bois
Green: Voici des fruits, des fleurs, des feuilles
Spleen: Les roses étaient toutes rouges

Adrienne Pardee, soprano
Molly Morkoski, piano

INTERMISSION


Green Point (2006)......................…......……………………………….Yumi Kurosawa (b. 1975)

Yumi Kurosawa, koto


Kayano Kiyama - On the Hill of the Kaya Trees…......................Kōsaku Yamada (1886-1965)
Sakura Yōkochō - Cherry Blossoms Lane…......…...................Yoshinao Nakada (1923-2000)
La Neige ....................................................................…..........Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Adrienne Pardee, soprano
Nana Shi, piano


Rain Tree Sketch II - In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen (1992).........Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Katsura Tanikawa, piano


La vague et la cloche...............................................................….Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
La vie anterieure
L’invitation au voyage


Morgan Smith, baritone
Molly Morkoski, piano