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Voxare String Quartet meets the Man with a Movie Camera

September 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$11 - $15

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The New York Times praises “the gifted Voxare String Quartet” for its “penetrating tone and lucid textures,” and has often chosen the group as its Classical Pick of the Week.

Voxare is not afraid to break down the boundaries of classical music; they have made and performed their own transcriptions of popular and rock music and often perform in alternative concert venues, presenting innovative concerts focused on unique and accessible presentations of contemporary chamber music while assimilating classical standards and popular music. Voxare can be heard on the soundtracks of several films shown at festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca. Voxare’s unique performing activities earned the quartet Chamber Music America’s 2010 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

For this event, Voxare has selected music of Soviet-era Russian composers – Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Mosolov – to accompany a screening of Dziga Vertov’s groundbreaking 1929 silent film, Man With a Movie Camera. Considered one of the most innovative pioneer filmmakers, Vertov documented urban scenes in Moscow and the Ukraine, recording all aspects of life—mundane, athletic, dangerous, and breathtaking. Man with a Movie Camera was voted the 8th best film ever made in a 2012 Sight & Sound poll.

$15 ($18 day of); $12 Member ($15 day of); $11 under 19

This performance is part of the second annual Weekend of Chamber Music in the Western Catskills, co-presented by the West Kortright Centre and Friends of Music of Stamford, NY. On Sunday, September 18, Friends of Music presents the Lysander Piano Trio at the Stamford United Methodist Church.

Playlist (in alphabetical order)

Mosolov: String Quartet No. 1

Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2

Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 2

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet

 

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Date:
September 17, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$11 - $15
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Venue

West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Phone:
607-278-5454