AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and Reflections Series International, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works. The series opens on July 6, with additional concerts on July 20, 23 (with Rioult Dance NY), and 31.
July 6 Program: Music: So What’s the Story? Part I
Mystery Sonatas (various) – Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
The Cellist of Sarajevo – David Wilde
Concerto de l’Adieu – Georges Delerue
Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 15 – Bedřich Smetana
Gill Morgenstern, violin
Caroline Stinson, cello
J.Y. Song, piano
Mickey Solis, narrator
Music: So What’s the Story? is an ongoing exploration of how music can suggest specific action, thought, storyline and feeling. Part I introduces programmatic music - works written with the intended purpose of narrative. Highlighting the program will be an interdisciplinary “discussion” from the viewpoints of ancient Greece, Intelligent Design, modern day science, and digital imagery. The devout 17th century Jesuit composer Heinrich von Biber’s Rosary Sonatas will provide the musical voice. The use of music in cinema will be explored with famed film composer George Delerue's haunting Concerto de l'Adieu (Concerto of Farewell) written for the film Dien Bien Phu about the final battle of the Indochina War between the French and Vietnamese communist-nationalist revolutionaries. A newly commissioned video montage by Award-winning director and editor Anthony Arkin will reflect the beautiful and haunting melodies of Delerue’s music. The concert will conclude with Bedřich Smetana's beautiful and emotional autobiographical Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 15.
The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble is an extraordinary association of internationally acclaimed musicians which, in association with Reflections Series International, presents an alternative to the conventional approach to chamber music programming.
Reflections Series International presents solo and chamber music along with works of different artistic disciplines, engaging its audiences in combinations of music, text and images. Using both existing and original works, and with the collaboration of a superb ensemble of creative and performing artists representing all art forms, Reflections programs present works that both reflect upon one another and invite the audience to reflect anew on universal themes.
Acclaimed for his artistry and technical brilliance as soloist with orchestra, in recital or as a chamber musician, violinist Gil Morgenstern has performed all over the world to overwhelming critical praise. Mr. Morgenstern is the artistic director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and Reflections Series International. He has been the subject of numerous television and radio shows and can be regularly heard on NPR broadcasts. Mr. Morgenstern records for the MMC, Engine Company and Koch International Classics label.