6TH CREARTBOX CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Launch at the Blue Gallery Presentation of the Fragile Form trilogy


CreArtBox has announced the programs for the 6th edition of its CreArtBox Classical Music Festival, on September 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at THE BLUE GALLERY, 222 E 46th St, New York NY 10017.

Directed and organized by Guillermo Laporta and Josefina Urraca, the festival features CreArtBox’s roster of musicians, including violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, cellist Julia Yang, violist Mathew Cohen, pianist Josefina Urraca and flautist Guillermo Laporta, whose many are members of notable orchestras and ensembles. such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, New World Symphony Orchestra and BBC Orchestra.

Fragile form is a 3-part “visual concert”, a type of performance that best defines the identity of CreArtBox. Visual arts and theatrical design techniques enhance the audience’s listening experience of classical and contemporary music while respecting the original musical composition. The music serves as the creative anchor for the performance while the visual component builds the dramaturgical arc that unifies the performance into a single work of art.

Conceived as a trilogy entitled “Fragile Form: I Equilibrium, II Rupture and III Metamorphosis”, it explores the fragility of our environment, defined by the intervention of action and fueled by time. Objects, emotions and thoughts suddenly change their fate, going from a whole state to a broken state in a split second. Do we have to find the balance to avoid any change? Are we ready to change our behavior and learn from the past? ⁠ Do we have the courage to transform ourselves and find new perspectives?

Created by musician and visual artist Guillermo Laporta, pianist Josefina Urraca and multidisciplinary artist Sarah K Williams. These performances will feature masterpieces of classical chamber music such as Ravel Piano Trio, Saint Saens Piano Quartet in E major, Enrique Granados Piano Quintet in G Minor Op.49, Mozart Trio in E flat major K. 498, Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1 in C Minor, Op.8 and Nadia Boulanger 3 Pieces for cello and piano, combined with new musical pieces by Annamaria Kowalsky, Caroline Shaw, Bryan Wysocki, Nico Muhly, Michel van der Aa, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Hannah Selin, Judd Greenstein & Celeste Oram.

This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Tickets cost between $35 and $65 and are available at https://creartbox.nyc/.

For more information, contact CreArtBox at 646-287-3158 or info@creartbox.nyc.

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Founded in 2013, CreArtBox combines exceptional classical and new music with crafted visual aesthetics to design programs that foster artistic engagement in today’s society, foster the creation of meaningful new work, support professional artists, enhance local communities and inspire future generations.

Festival events are made possible by the New York State Council for the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. They are also supported by individual donors and grants from the Amphion Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund, Arts and Culture of Spain, and the Queen’s Arts Council.

With 12-foot ceilings, Italian terrazzo tile floors, 153-year-old exposed brickwork, oak beams and cast-iron light fixtures, the Blue Gallery is a peaceful space steeped in history in the middle of the bustling neighborhood. of Midtown, which evokes the city of New York. at the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the industrial era.

Once the home of a midtown Manhattan stable and dairy, which produced and delivered its own products throughout New York City, the space is now an art gallery like no other in the city. . It is also available for unique pop-up retail opportunities and is a memorable multi-purpose venue.

The art gallery itself is 1500 square feet. Up to 6,800 total square feet of timeless 19th century pre-industrial space with 22-foot ceilings and multiple seating areas are also available for use as a filming location, for performances, and for larger events of all kinds .


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