A Concert w/ Present Music and Cory Smythe
Theatrical Accompaniment by Brian Rott
Costumes. Disguises. What will you bring to the table? Dress as your alter ego and play with colorful characters for an evening of masqueraded revelry and pageantry.
Allow your senses to be ravished by the sumptuous performance of Present Music ensemble member and 2015 Grammy award winning pianist Cory Smythe performing the music of Robert Schumann and Sciarrino, along with his own original pieces and improvisations.
This collaboration deconstructs bombastic characters from the Commedia Dell'Arte, and Schumann's composition, to find the lines that tether opposites: embellishment and reduction, movement and stillness, silence and sound.
"Quasimondo's performance was both fascinating and entertaining. The idea of the theatrical vignettes was well suited to the musical vignettes that make up the Schumann."
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