Gil Morgenstern’s Acclaimed Reflections Series International Presents 'Coupled Perceptions'

By Jaime Prisco on Jan 26, 2015 03:23 PM EST

Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern’s acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-15 season, “Coupled Perceptions,” at Avenues: The World School in New York.

The focus of the evening will be to deeply delve into the idea that adding different artistic disciplines to music can alter an audience's experiences. The program will feature Morgenstern with pianist Rieko Aizawa and will include dance choreographed and performed by Anna Schön, Hadar Ahuvia and “flexer-glider” James "J-Floats" Fable.

Together the group will explore how we listen and watch performances. First the music will be performed as originally written and then reinterpreted with original choreography. This side-by-side gives the audience an opportunity to experience the two pieces as separate works.

The concert’s program will include selections from the Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach, The Stream Flows by Bright Sheng, Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy, selections from Ballet for a Lonely Violinist Suite by Leta Auerbach and selections from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin and arranged by Jascha Heifetz.

Reflections present four concerts throughout the year, and this will be the second season at Avenues. The series focuses on presenting solo and chamber music along with works of different artistic disciplines, engaging its audiences in combinations of music, text and images.

Morgenstern is a violinist with a long history of performing in the world’s great concert halls. After the Reflections Series was a success at Avenues, he has been named artist in residence for interdisciplinary studies beginning with the 2014-15 season.

The performance will take place at Avenues: The World School Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this event, click here.

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