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Piano Concerts with a Twist:
BACH VERSUS THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Pianist Sophia Zhou and Visual Artist J Henry Fair
Sunday, September 18, 2022 ~ 4:00 PM (Doors Open at 3:30 PM)

Tickets:
$25 in Advance ~ $30 at the Door
Students $5

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“Bach versus The Climate Crisis” is a collaboration between pianist Sophia (Shuhui) Zhou and visual artist J Henry Fair. Infusing a live performance of the Goldberg Variations by Bach with a dynamic mix of haunting and abstract aerial imagery from industrial sites and close-ups of the performing musician will create a unique sensory multimedia experience while increasing awareness of the environmental crisis we all face.

Johann Sebastian Bach, the single most important composer in the Western music canon, created “The Goldberg Variations” during his mature years. Composed in Leipzig at the dawn of European industrialization, “The Goldberg Variations” echoes the genius and complexity of German math, science and engineering, which are the basis of its economic, industrial, and military achievements in the centuries hence. 

The pairing of the awe-inspiring “Goldberg Variations” and the surreal abstract aerial images of our destruction of nature creates a jarring and inspiring juxtaposition. And like the lyrical and delicate final variations and repeated aria of the Goldberg Variations, the story of brown coal has a hopeful ending.

The program will be approximately 60 minutes. There will be a reception with organic Riesling wine and light refreshments after the concert, sponsored by The Weeden Foundation. The event is also sponsored by The Berkshire Taconic Foundation. 

LISTEN TO WMHT RADIO INTERVIEW WITH SOPHIA ZHOU:

Click the video below for a preview of Sophia’s and J Henry’s work together.

This event is made possible with grants from:
The Weeden Foundation 
The Berkshire Taconic Foundation
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Bar: Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase. 
Covid Policy, as of July 1, 2022:
Masking is optional for persons who have been vaccinated against Covid. Masking is requested for persons who are not vaccinated. This policy is subject to change. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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