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Park Avenue Chamber Symphony to Bring Immersive Impressionism to NYC

“Sea and Sky” on February 11th brings the audience inside Impressionist Art, Music and Dance.

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony to Bring Immersive Impressionism to NYC

On Saturday, February 11th, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will continue its series of Immersive Classical Music events with Sea and Sky, a multimedia InsideOut Experience featuring Impressionist art, music and dance where audience members sit embedded inside the orchestra. Two events are scheduled-a 2PM Family Event designed for families with children followed by an Instrument Zoo where children can try playing the instruments of the orchestra, and a 5PM Full Event designed for Adults and older students followed by a reception for the audience with the musicians and maestro David Bernard. Both events will take place the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th avenues in New York City.

"A full orchestra performance is always an incredible experience for audience members sitting with the musicians," says conductor David Bernard. "By featuring Impressionist Art and Music, this event is especially transformative. Impressionist Artists and Composers focused specifically on conveying the light, motion and feel of each moment, resulting in works that are especially captivating. And by combining the music with presentations of the art that inspired it and dance especially choreographed for this event, I can't imagine a more holistic and unforgettable experience for our audiences," says Bernard.

Performances of Debussy's most beloved music will be combined with Impressionist art curated, projected and introduced by Dr. Charles Riley, Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art. "The most beloved style of art worldwide, with its sun-filled seascapes and radiant clouds, Impressionism was an avant-garde movement ignited by a bold band of like-minded rebels in Paris headed by Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Paul Cezanne in collaboration with the composer Claude Debussy and the poet Stephane Mallarme," says Dr. Charles Riley. "Fast friends and ardent supporters of each other's work against a tide of conservative critics, the painters joined arms with the composer and poet to launch a radical new way of putting the world on canvas and the page. Clouds and the sea, those ever-changing visual and aural subjects, were tremendous sources of inspiration for the painters, the composers and the poets of the movement," says Riley.

This performance will also feature dancers from The Eglevsky Ballet in a special presentation of Debussy's Clair de Lune choreographed by Eglevsky's Executive Artistic Director Maurice Brandon Curry. "Creating movement to music by masters of the Impressionist movement grants a sense of freedom for the choreographer," says Maurice Brandon Curry. "In creating a romantic and sweeping quality to support the sound, we are complementing the inherent lush qualities in the music," says Mr. Curry.

Tickets and more information for both the Family Event and Full Event are available online through these links:

2PM Family Event with Instrument Zoo: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2220659®id=&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FPACS2223Concert4F?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

5PM Adult/Full Event with Reception: https://bit.ly/PACS2223Concert4A

Performance Details:

Sea and Sky: Immersive Impressionism

Saturday, February 11th

DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, Between 9th and 10th Avenues, NYC

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony

David Bernard, Music Director and Conductor

Dr. Charles Riley, Curator and Presenter or Impressionist Art

Dancers from the Eglevsky Ballet

Maurice Brandon Curry, Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer

Program:

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Debussy Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes

Debussy La Mer

Debussy Clair de Lune

Tickets:

2PM Family Event with Instrument Zoo: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2220659®id=&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FPACS2223Concert4F?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

5PM Adult/Full Event with Reception: https://bit.ly/PACS2223Concert4A


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