Bard at the Landing: “Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses”


Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 6 pm

First Presbyterian Church, Hudson, NY
Kate Light, poet and narrator
Mozart String Quartets
Performed by students of the
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Click Here for information about Einstein’s Mozart

 

String Quartet in D major, K 575
Scot Moore, violin
Reina Murooka, violin
Rosemary Nelis, viola
Stanley Moore, cello

String Quartet in C major, K 465 “Dissonance”
Jiazhi Wang, violin
Jiamin Wang, violin
David Toth, viola
Rylan Gajek-Leonard, cello

Einstein’s Mozart is a full-evening work with original poetry by Kate Light and chamber music by W. A. Mozart. It was commissioned by the Colorado Chamber Players to commemorate the close convergence of the centenary of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” (1905-2005) and Mozart’s 250th birthday (1756-2006).

Since its premiere in 2006, the piece has received more than thirty performances, including Vanderbilt College, Chamber Music Toledo, Colorado College, Lehigh University, and many performances in the New York and Denver metropolitan areas, all with Kate as narrator.

“…a landmark of artistic synthesis.”
-Toledo Blade

“The words lent themselves so easily to music that they seem like beautiful musical notes –each one a droplet of sparkle… Einstein’s Mozart is an informed, insightful and heartfelt tribute to two giants of mankind.”
- Cho-Liang Lin, Music Director, Summerfest LaJolla

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