The Center invites book and music lovers to listen between the lines in this brand new concert series, Notes on Fiction, which will feature some of the most exciting musicians on the New York classical music scene, including pianist Walter Aparicio, soprano Amanda Hick, and flutist Yoobin Whang. With a thoughtfully curated, fiction-inspired program, each concert will capture the spirit of a book in sound and will feature short readings of passages that inspired the musical program.
Performances will be followed by a wine reception, where the audience can mingle with the musicians.
Notes on Fiction: A Clockwork Orange
Friday October 19, 2012 07:30 pm
$15 General Admission
*Online ticketing is now closed, but tickets are still available at the door for tonight's performance.
In Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, the novella's main character, Alex, is a classical music aficionado who has a great love for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The Center will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of A Clockwork Orange with this premiere Notes on Fiction concert.
The program will include:
BACH Toccata in D Major BWV 912
BEETHOVEN, arr. by August Horn Symphony No.9, Op.125- II. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Presto
BOULEZ douze notations (1945)
BRITTEN Les Illuminations, Op.18 (selections)
MOZART Adagio in b minor, K. 540
Walter Aparicio, piano, with Gus Chrysson, tenor
About A Clockwork Orange
A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex—to "redeem" him—the novel asks, "At what cost?"
*Please note we do not have physical tickets for this event. If you purchase a ticket through our store, your name will be on a list at check-in. Thank you.