Premiering at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Presented By Stephanie Winters Productions, LLC
Bach Cello Suites Festival
Weill Recital Hall At Carnegie Hall
Tuesday March 3 2020
7:00PM (6:30PM DOOR)
154 W 57th St • New York, New York
Tickets $63 General admission ($31.50 student available in Box Office)
Three hundred years ago, J.S. Bach wrote six magical suites for solo cello: the ‘Mount Everest’ of the cello repertoire. In this rare presentation, the six suites are performed together by a diverse collection of artists, using a wide variety of approaches to Bach’s masterpiece. Three of the suites exemplify the beauty of traditional solo cello format, while the remaining three suites burst to life through innovative interpretations incorporating elements of dance, theater, jazz or voice, offering audiences a one-of-a-kind encounter with this timeless body of work.
Audience members will be treated to Hannah Holman’s opening of the program with a classic rendering of the fourth suite that lays out the arc of an evening in which traditional performances frame alternative styles. Emerging artist and cellist Eddie Adams (second suite) will make his Carnegie Hall debut, having recently come to national attention (featured in the Washington Post and CBS This Morning) for his remarkable journey from homelessness to music student. Swedish Choreographer and dancer Julia Bengsston then tells the story of Anna Magdalena Bach, Bach’s wife and copyist of the suites, by dancing to Stephanie Winters’ playing of the monumental fifth suite. Stephen Katz offers a comedic theatrical take on the trials and tribulations of playing the well-loved first suite. The performance goes on to feature a groundbreaking re-imagining of the third suite by cellist/vocalist, Jody Redhage Ferber and jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and improviser Alan Ferber. Finally GRAMMY-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio concludes the evening with a masterfully virtuosic interpretation of the sixth suite.
Interviews and press passes available upon request. Photos and artist bios available on website.
Contact: Margo Parks • 917-586-3957 • firstname.lastname@example.org