The Center invites book and music lovers to listen between the lines in our concert series, Notes on Fiction, which features 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 captures the spirit of a book in sound and features short readings of passages that inspired the musical program. Performances are followed by a wine reception, where the audience can mingle with the musicians.
Notes on Fiction: A Moveable Feast
Friday November 15, 2013
The Lorelei Duo takes its audiences on a musical journey of composers passing through and stopping in Paris. Gershwin, Copland, and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn all moved to Paris to study. Chopin moved to Paris and never left, surrounding himself with great artists, writers, and musicians. Gershwin studied in Paris during the time of Hemingway, Chanel, and Picasso. So, what is it about Paris? This concert program explores the musical, moveable feast.
$15 General Admission
About A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
About Lorelei Duo
Cellist Caleigh Drane has gained a wide and unique spectrum of experience in her young career. Since her arrival in New York City in 2007, she has collaborated and performed with over 50 artists of varying musical styles and is establishing herself as a prolific performer, recording artist and teacher. Caleigh was a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas which engaged in several national and international tours, performed concerts at Lincoln Center, and recorded "Mi Alma Mexicana," released by Sony Classical. Caleigh has performed in Napa, CA's Festival del Sole and engaged in four seasons of the Music Festival of the Americas in Stowe, VT. Her participation in other New York based ensembles includes the Di Capo Opera Company, Bleeker Street Opera, Ars Viva chamber orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, One World Symphony and the Wordless Music Orchestra. Caleigh graduated from Indiana University in 2007 where she studied with professors Emilio Colon.
Sara Leila Sherman is an accomplished pianist who’s playing has been described as “deeply satisfying, fresh, and insightful...evidencing both poetry and emotion” – EpochTimes. An expressive solo and chamber pianist, Sara Leila Sherman is rapidly becoming a familiar face on the New York classical music scene. Honors and achievements include first prize in the Shining Debut Series, NJMTA, Young Artists’ Competition, Heritage Music Festival, and Leschetizky Young Gifted Artists Concert in New York City. Sara has been awarded scholarships at Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy, International Music Festival in Ukraine, and Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina. Other honors include participating in the Académie Internationale de Courchevel in France and winning the Sylvia Denbo Memorial Scholarship. As a performer, Sara has been seen on stage in New York at Lincoln Center, Yamaha Artist Salon, Alexandria Performing Arts Society, The Tank, The Living Room, and has recently performed as a guest soloist for the German Ambassador in Washington, D.C. Internationally, she has performed in Castle of San Lorenzo Picenardi, Capella di Santa Chiari, San Secondo Parmense, France, and Ukraine. Sara’s performances have also been featured at the Franklin Institute in the national museum exhibit Dead Sea Scrolls. Her work has been featured around the world on her solo album of original compositions and arrangements entitled Sounds of the Scrolls. She has worked with ensembles including Lorelei Duo, One World Symphony and Project 60/40, and is an active accompanist, educator, and arranger for various artists and groups in New York. A highly sought-after teacher, Sara’s students have performed at Lincoln Center as well as other major venues. Sara has been featured in the New York Times, BUST Magazine, EpochTimes and Linked OnLine. After a master class performance by Sara, Grammy award winner, Peter Nero, was quoted in the Courier Post as saying her playing left him “speechless.” www.saraleilasherman.com