Friday Jan 18, 2013 8:00 PM - Friday Jan 18, 2013 9:30 PM | $10.00
the cell theatre presents: OVERTURE
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The cell theatre presents "Overture", a preview concert of short performances that will later be developed into large-scale projects at the cell in 2013-14. Includes excerpts of "Murakami Music" and performances by chamber group "Blink Ensemble."Reception following. ADMISSION- $10 AT THE DOOR.
"MURAKAMI MUSIC" presents an interdisciplinary performance of live readings by actress Laura Snell with solo piano performances by pianist Eunbi Kim using musical references in Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's classic novel "Norwegian Wood." Specific readings explore themes of nostalgia and alienation.
BLINK ENSEMBLE- comprised of Nelly Rocha on cello, Christopher Scanlon on trumpet, and Eunbi Kim on piano- presents diverse new chamber works by American composers, movements from the spunky and vaudeville-sounding "Jazzberries" by WILLIAM SCHMIDT and the haunting and beautiful "Lyric Trio, for trumpet, cello, and piano" by CARSON COOMAN.
Eunbi will perform solo piano works by Debussy, a preview to a large-scale project slated for 2014 at the cell by founders and directors Nancy Manocherian and Kira Simring- a play on the life of French writer COLETTE which will include performances of solo piano works by French composers including Debussy, Faure, and Ravel.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS-
EUNBI KIM, pianist, recently performed and produced a multimedia concert called "The Third Hand", a piano concert with moving images, at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY. She made her European orchestral debut with I Solisti di Perugia in Italy and has also performed solo programs in venues such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Eunbi has won prizes and participated in numerous piano competitions and festivals, including being a semi-finalist of The Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Competition and a recipient of the Distinguished Music Achievement Award by the Maryland State Music Teachers Association. Ms. Kim completed her Master's degree at Manhattan School of Music this past spring.
LAURA YUMI SNELL is an accomplished pianist, singer, and actress. Born and raised in Los Angeles, her artistic career began as a classical pianist, performing and competing in venues across California, Japan, and Austria from a very young age. She attended the University of California, Davis on a full scholarship and received B.A.s in Music (piano performance) and Dramatic Art. As a singer and actress, she won many young artist awards as a soloist with her vocal jazz ensemble and has performed in numerous productions, including Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), ...Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Into the Woods (Witch u/s), The Tempest (Ariel), and The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca). Most recently, she returned from performing around the world with the Broadway tour of Avenue Q.
NELLY ROCHA has performed recitals at the International Conference on Women in Music in Beijing, China, the Encuentro Internacional Mujeres en el Arte at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Universal Forum of Cultures and the Experiencing Villa-Lobos Festival. She has performed as a soloist with the North Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Guadalajara Youth Orchestra. She is a member of the Miami Symphony and has performed with Camerata New York, National Lyric Opera, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, with whom she recorded Mi Alma Mexicana, a cd released by Sony that celebrates Mexico's bicentennial. She performed in the national touring production of the 75th Anniversary of Porgy and Bess and the Verbier Festival Orchestra European tour. Nelly holds a Bachelor of Music,summa cum laude, from the University of Houston and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University.
CHRISTOPHER SCANLON has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico and across the United States. Scanlon is currently a member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera, Singapore Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Vermont Symphony, New World Symphony,and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. He has performed as a soloist with the Garden State Philharmonic, Spectrum Symphony of New York and recorded new music with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the Callithumpian Consort. As a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center he was the recipient of the Roger Voisin Award and has also performed at Spoleto USA, Banff and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Scanlon is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, and Boston University.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at the cell for their amazing support in helping make this concert possible.
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