"Performance closely mimics life in that it is ephemeral, because when it’s over its particular ecology—those artists, those audience members, that heightened experience—cannot be duplicated again."
Read a Q&A with Jane Moss, the White Light Festival’s artistic director, about the fifth anniversary season, which opens today: http://bit.ly/1vJ20vP
One of the biggest events of the Fall concert season is the presentation of "St. Matthew Passion" by Peter Sellars and the Berliner Philharmoniker at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, October 6 and 7 at the Park Avenue Armory. In this article by Corinne Ramey of The Wall Street Journal, she talks to the acclaimed director Peter Sellars on how this highlight event came together.
"In his production, the chorus, singing from memory, moves throughout the space. Orchestra players perform solos from memory, interacting with the singers. At times shocking, sensual and even sexual, the performance feels more operatic than religious," writes the Journal.
Read more here: http://on.wsj.com/1yHvyhW
(Photo: Peter Sellars, right, leads tenor Topi Lehtipuu in a rehearsal. Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal)
NASA recently announced that it has named a unique basin found on Mercury after the great composer, conductor and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. Read more here —> http://bit.ly/RachBasinMercury
And this Friday, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents a performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers”, a work that traces a remarkable musical and spiritual journey from darkness to light, performed by the Rundfunkchor Berlin.
(Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)
The American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center is back, October 4-5 and October 11-12, with more than 250 vendors from all corners of the United States. Find out more here.