Tim Fain and Timo Andres to Perform A HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS at Le Poisson Rouge, 11/8
Described by The Boston Globe as a "charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first-rate chops," violinist Tim Fain performs A HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS as part of the Composers Concordance Eclectic Virtuosi Series at Le Poisson Rouge on November 8th at 7:30PM.
He will be joined by pianist, and composer, Timo Andres in an evening featuring works by Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Milica Paranosic, Christopher Cerrone, and Svjetlana Bukvich.
Testimony to violinist Fain's adventurous spirit and passion for the music of our time, the evening's centerpiece is the premiere of Randall Woolf's "Beirut Is A House Of Many Rooms," a work for violin with video by filmmaker and screenwriter Mary Harron (best known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page), and award-winning filmmaker and writer John C. Walsh. The video, filmed in Beirut, focuses on Beirut native Hadi Eldebek, who lives in Brooklyn and plays oud in Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Both Mr. Eldebek and the city of Beirut stand at a crossroads of musical cultures, and the film explores this and the charms, nightlife, and texture of daily life of the city, as well as the traces left by its civil wars. Alongside such innovative undertakings as his evening-length multi-media solo "Portals," Fain has appeared as soloist with orchestras from the Baltimore Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke's to the Hague Philharmonic. He made his debut with the National Orchestra of Spain last season, and was immediately invited back for this season. Other recent appearances include the Buffalo, Cabrillo and Chautauqua Festival orchestras, and his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in January 2016.
BEIRUT IS A HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS is supported by New Music USA, and made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. It was commissioned, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.