Friday, September 10, 2010

The Met Puts on a Show!

A cool show at the Metrpolitan Museum of Art - for people there or who will be visiting New York, check this out:

Timeless Tales:
Aesop's Fables & The Chess Game
New York Chamber Soloists

The music...simply wonderful...its perky leitmotifs...capturing the quirkiness and beauty of Carroll's text.
—Lewis Carroll Society of North America

Timeless Tales
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 3:00 PM
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
$30.00  Buy Tickets

The Soloists:
Melvin Kaplan, oboe
Jennifer Grim, flute
Curtis Macomber, violin
Adam Grabois, cello
Elizabeth Metcalfe, piano
Ynez Lynch, viola, narrator

Alice being chastised by the Red Queen.
Music and narration of two timeless tales - Aesop's Fables and The Chess Game - to excite and enchant both the young and the young at heart.

The Chess Game, by Gerald Fried is a brilliant musical piece with narration of three scenes from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (the sequel to Alice in Wonderland) which was commissioned by the New York Chamber Soloists. Based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard. Most of the main characters in the story are represented by a chess piece, with Alice herself being a pawn.

Gerald Fried is best known for his works for film and television, including the music score for Stanley Kubrick's films and many Star Trek episodes.

How I miss New York!  It was love at first sight.  What a fantastic city.  I will visit again.

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