WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM ANNOUNCES CARNEGIE HALL: STEVE REICH 80TH BIRTHDAY THREE TALES BY

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Beryl Korot & Steve Reich

Works & Process at The Guggenheim announces

Carnegie Hall:

Steve Reich 80th Birthday

Three Tales by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a preview of Carnegie Hall: Steve Reich 80th Birthday and Three Tales by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich at 7:30pm.

 

Prior to its world premiere on November 1, 2016, Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman, will perform an excerpt from Reich’s new work Pulse. Signal will also perform Quartet, a work scored for two pianos and two vibraphones. The program culminates with video excerpts from Three Tales, a ground breaking video opera by Reich and Beryl Korot. Reich and Korot will participate in a moderated discussion with Stuart Comer, MoMA chief curator of media and performance art. Pulse is co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

 

Tickets & Info: 212 423 3575

 

General tickets are currently on sale. $40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process. For more information visit: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/carnegie-hall-steve-reich-80th-birthday

 

ABOUT STEVE REICH

Steve Reich has been called “America’s greatest living composer” (Village Voice), “the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New Yorker), and “among the great composers of the century” (The New York Times). His music has influenced composers and mainstream musicians all over the world. Music for 18 Musicians and Different Trains have earned him two Grammy Awards, and in 2009, his Double Sextet won the Pulitzer Prize. Reich’s documentary video opera works—The Cave and Three Tales, done in collaboration with video artist Beryl Korot—have been performed on four continents. His recent work Quartet, for percussionist Colin Currie, sold out two consecutive concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London shortly after tens of thousands at the Glastonbury Festival heard Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead) perform Electric Counterpoint followed by the London Sinfonietta performing his Music for 18 Musicians.

In 2012, Reich was awarded the Gold Medal in Music by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has additionally received the Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo, the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, the BBVA Award in Madrid, and recently the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. He has been named Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Royal College of Music in London, the Juilliard School, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and the New England Conservatory of Music, among others. “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them,” states The Guardian.

 

ABOUT BERYL KOROT

Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video art. Her work has brought the ancient and modern worlds of technology into conversation as she applied specific structures inherent to loom programming to the programming of multiple channels of video. This extended to a body of work on handwoven canvas in an original language based on the grid structure of woven cloth. An early video work, Text and Commentary (1977) was acquired recently by MOMA in NYC, and Dachau 1974 (1974) is in the Kramlich Collection as part of the New Art Trust shared by SFMOMA, Tate Modern, and MOMA, NYC, and in the Thoma Collection. Her works have been seen at the Whitney Museum (1980,1993, 2000, 2002) the Kitchen, New York, NY (1975); Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (1977); Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany (1977); The Koln and Dusseldorf Kunstvereins (1989 and 1994); the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (1990); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (in a mini-retrospective), Ridgefield, CT (2010); bitforms gallery, New York, NY (2012); the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, England (2013); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013); Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2014), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2014); Tate Modern, London, England (2014); the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2015) and recently at the new San Francisco MOMA (2016), amongst many others. Two collaborations with Steve Reich brought video installation art into a theatrical context.

 

ABOUT BRAD LUBMAN

Brad Lubman, conductor/composer, is founding co-Artistic director and Music Director of Ensemble Signal. He has played a vital role in contemporary music for more than two decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world’s leading ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations. Conducting a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, Lubman has led major orchestras in Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the U.S. Among these are the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk, Dresden Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart, WDR Symphony Cologne, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony, and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic. In addition, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, Musik Fabrik, ASKO Ensemble, Ensemble Resonanz, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, and Steve Reich and Musicians.

 

ABOUT ENSEMBLE SIGNAL

Ensemble Signal, described by The New York Times as “one of the most vital groups of its kind,” is a NY-based ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Since its debut in 2008, the Ensemble has performed over 140 concerts, has given the NY, world, or US premieres of over 20 works, and co-produced eight recordings. Signal was founded by Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic Director/Conductor Brad Lubman. Called a “new music dream team” (TimeOutNY), Signal regularly performs with Lubman, and features a supergroup of independent artists from the modern music scene.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

For further information, press tickets, photos and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Duke Dang

General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024
ddang@worksandprocess.org


About the Company: Works & Process at The Guggenheim

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

Open:   10/09/16
Close:   10/09/16

Schedule:
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 PM:
10/9/2016
Theater:   Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Address:   1071 Fifth Avenue
NY, ny
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Cost:$40, $35 for members and Friends of Works & Process
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-423-3575
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