with Pamelia Kurstin, theremin, Alvin Epstein, actor & music of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and Poulenc’s “The Story of Babar the Elephant”
Mon November 19th, 2012
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $25
Day of Show: $30
Classical music and avant-garde cabaret merge when pianist Simone Dinnerstein, thereminist Pamelia Kurstin, and actor Alvin Epstein join forces for the first time at Le Poisson Rouge. Together they journey from Bach, Mozart, and Chopin to Poulenc’s The Story of Babar the Elephant, weaving together disparate elements in an unusual evening of poetry, music, improvisation, and narration.
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Simone Dinnerstein (performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations)
Having been identified as “an utterly distinctive voice in the forest of Bach interpretation” by The New York Times, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs in concert halls around the globe. Her recordings have shot to the top of multiple “Best of” lists and the Billboard Classical Chart. In addition to her busy performing schedule, Simone is dedicated to her community and can also be found sharing her music in schools, community centers, and prisons. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son; she is managed by IMG Artists and is a Sony Classical Artist. For more information: www.simonedinnerstein.com
Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt’s new recording is Night.
Photo courtesy of Telarc
Pamelia Kurstin, theremin
American theremin player Pamelia Kurstin is known to cross all boundaries of music performance, demonstrating “how to squeeze soul from an instrument you can’t even touch” (TED). Well-known for her work on the theremin as well as the bass, Pamelia is supremely versed in jazz to rock in venues that range from the concert hall to the movie theatre. Pamelia currently makes her home in Vienna, performing with eccentric rockers Barbez among several others. Her most recent solo album, Thinking Out Loud,was released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. For more information: www.myspace.com/pameliakurstin
Alvin Epstein, actor
Actor Alvin Epstein has performed in front of audiences for the past 65 years, granting him the title of “one of the great classical actors of his generation” by New York magazine. As an actor and director, Alvin has worked on 150 productions in theaters around the globe, some of which have included King Lear, Waiting for Godot, and The Threepenny Opera. Following his service in World War II, his acting career began to manifest after studying dance with Martha Graham and mime with Marcel Marceau. Alvin currently resides in New York City, after spending several decades on the regional theatre circuit. For more information click here.