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Events

upcoming events


October 16, 2019 7:30pm | Boston, MA

Pickman Concert Hall—Janáček in Persona

Program

Andantino from In the Mists for Solo Piano

On an Overgrown Path for Solo Piano, No. 4 ‘The Madonna of Frýdek’

Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano 

Excerpts from opera Jenůfa for Viola and Piano, arr. Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi

  1. “Daleko siroko do tech Nových Zámku” (Act 1, Scene 5)

  2. “Ej, mamko, mamko, mamko moja” (Act 3, Scene 6)

Sonata for Violin and Piano

String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ 

Artistic Collaborators

Mari Lee, violin 

Yoojin Jang, violin

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

Daniel Schlosberg, piano

Philip Stoddard, actor

Noelle P. Wilson, playwright

Mikael Södersten, artistic advisor 

Simon Lee, researcher

For more information about the event and tickets, click here.


October 18, 2019 7:30pm | New York, NY

Chelsea Market Wine Vault—Janáček in Persona

Program

Andantino from In the Mists for Solo Piano

On an Overgrown Path for Solo Piano, No. 4 ‘The Madonna of Frýdek’

Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano 

Excerpts from opera Jenůfa for Viola and Piano, arr. Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi

  1. “Daleko siroko do tech Nových Zámku” (Act 1, Scene 5)

  2. “Ej, mamko, mamko, mamko moja” (Act 3, Scene 6)

Sonata for Violin and Piano

String Quartet No. 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ 


Artistic Collaborators

Mari Lee, violin 

Yoojin Jang, violin

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

Daniel Schlosberg, piano

Philip Stoddard, actor

Noelle P. Wilson, playwright

Mikael Södersten, artistic advisor 

Simon Lee, researcher


December 4, 2019 7pm | New York, NY

The Crypt Sessions—Britten in Persona

Program

Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (1941)

Selections from Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 (1936)

Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36 (1945)

Artistic Collaborators

Mari Lee, violin 

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

David Fung, piano

Sagine Valla, actor

Noelle P. Wilson, playwright

Mikael Södersten, director

Simon Lee, researcher

For more information about the event and tickets, please click here.


past events

February 18-23, 2019 | Putney, VT

Artist residency at Yellow Barn—Britten in Persona

There will be a residency concert on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm.

See the Yellow Barn website for more details.

Program

Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (1941)

Selections from Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 (1936)

Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36 (1945)

Artistic Collaborators

Brandon Garbot, violin

Mari Lee, violin 

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

Julia Hamos, piano

Philip Stoddard, actor

Noelle P. Wilson, playwright

Mikael Södersten, artistic advisor 

Simon Lee, researcher


October 18, 2018 7pm | New York, NY

Tarisio Auctions—Britten in Persona

Britten and Auden’s personal War

Join us to ponder the question, “How do I live in a broken world?”

by exploring the relationship between two British exiles —

the composer Benjamin Britten and the poet W. H. Auden. 

 

Program

Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (1941)

Selections from Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 (1936)

Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36 (1945)

Artistic Collaborators

Rebecca Anderson, violin

Mari Lee, violin 

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

Julia Hamos, piano

Sagine Valla, actor 

Noelle P. Wilson, playwright

Mikael Södersten, artistic advisor

Simon Lee, researcher


September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm | San Antonio, TX

CMI presents Salon Séance—Britten in Persona

See the CMI website for more details.

Program

Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (1941)

Selections from Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 (1936)

Quartet No. 2 in C, Op. 36 (1945)

Artistic Collaborators

Rebecca Anderson, violin

Mari Lee, violin 

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

Andreea Mut, piano

Sagine Valla, actor 

Noelle P. Wilson, playwright

Mikael Södersten, artistic advisor 

Simon Lee, researcher


December 14, 2017 6:30pm | Private residence, Upper West Side NYC

"What does it mean to be an artist in our modern age?"

In our modern age, there are so many influences, styles, desires… that are not necessarily yours.

In such a time, how do you find your artistic voice in society?

There are many dangers which hedge round the unfortunate composer: pressure groups which demand true proletarian music, snobs who demand the latest avant-garde tricks; critics who are already trying to document today for tomorrow... These people are dangerous because they may make the composer self-conscious, and instead of writing his own music, music which springs naturally from his gift and personality, he may be frightened into writing pretentious nonsense or deliberate obscurity.

—Benjamin Britten, 1964

Program

Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 (1936)

Sonata in C for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 (1961)

Suite No. 1 for Cello, Op. 72 (1964)

Artistic Collaborators

Mari Lee, violin

Ayane Kozasa, viola

Mihai Marica, cello

David Fung, piano

Simon Lee, medium and researcher


December 2, 2015 at 8:30pm | Piano Salon Christophori, Berlin

December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm | Joseph-Joachim-Konzertsaal, Universität der Künste Berlin

Schoenberg: Evolving Traditions

Program

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (1899)

Kammersymphonie, Op. 9 (1906; arr. Webern, 1923)


Artistic Collaborators

Maia Cabeza, violin

Francesco Camuglia, flute

Maxim Conrad, clarinet

Karolina Errera, viola

Vashti Hunter, cello

Mari Lee, violin

Vicki Powell, viola

Tony Rymer, cello

Yannick Rafalimanana, piano

Simon Lee, medium and researcher