July 1 - July 21, 2021
1110 2 Ave F2, New York, NY 10022
The third exhibition opening of our Modern Art Meets Chamber Music series, Vibrancy, will feature a salon concert performed by The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS). Founded in 2010 by a group of young Asian-American virtuosi, the NACMS has a mission of bringing audiences exciting chamber music performances of the highest caliber and innovation. Musicians of NACMS are prize winners of world-renowned international competitions, praised by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and graduates from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. As their first in-person performance in New York since the pandemic started in 2020, Vibrancy will feature a celebratory repertoire of works by Beethoven, Caroline Shaw, Piazzolla, Dvorak, and others, ranging from duet to piano quintet. Bringing together musical flavors from around the globe, this program is aimed to enlighten listeners with the richness of various musical traditions. The artistic highlight of Vibrancy features two creatively and visually inspired female artists: Katherine Maude Thomas and Sara Sill. There are also exquisite silk scarves and shawls on display for sale.
Join us on July 1st, 6:00 pm at Stride Arts gallery. The ticket includes refreshments and drinks. All proceeds from the event will go to the musicians. After the opening exhibition, Stride Arts's art exhibition Vibrancy will run from 7/1/21 to 7/21/21.
About the Exhibition
The artistic highlight of Vibrancy features two creatively and visually inspired female artists: Katherine Maude Thomas and Sara Sill. Sill’s background in architecture and music is apparent in her work. Nature, which abounds in unexpected yet harmonious patterns, colors, and shapes, is also a frequent source of inspiration. Similarly, Thomas finds inspiration in natural forms, from Earth’s minerals, elements, and geodes, and channels their positive energies through her work. Although seemingly modest in size, their works are rich with numerous layers, depth, and materials within them. They prove to us the notion that grand things can come in small packages, or through vibrant pieces of artistic expression.
The program begins with two string quartets - a transcription of a Taiwanese folk song, “Craving for the the Spring Wind” and Caroline Shaw’s Valencia, delivers a contrast of traditional and contemporary employment of the same instrumentation. Followed by two trios - the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Op.70 No.1, which begins with a fast-moving rhythmic figure, and Moszkovski's Suite for two violins and piano, another spectacular and brilliant work. The first half of the program concludes with music from Latin America to Asia - Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango for cello and piano, a virtuosic concert rendition of tango for both instruments, and The Wild Life Suite, which features erhu, the Chinese violin.
The second half of the program features Dvorak's Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, a much celebrated repertoire for the instrumentation. The quintet is a mixture of the composer’s personal expressive lyricism and elements of Czech folk music and ends the program with a chorale-like section which quickens to a spirited closure.
Chang Shiuan: String Quartet for Folk Tune (望春風)
Caroline Shaw: “Valencia” for String Quartet
Beethoven: Trio in D major, NO.1, “Ghost”, I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Moszkovski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano,Op.71, IV. Molto vivace
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Folk Song, The Wildlife Suite for Erhu, Violin and Piano
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op.81
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Dumka. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo-Furiant: Molto vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro