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SPECTRAL SCRIABIN

SPECTRAL SCRIABIN

Eteri Andjaparidze, Piano
Jennifer Tipton, Lighting

Two Performances Only!
February 10 & 11 at 8PM
University Theatre, 222 York Street


Russian composer Alexander Scriabin caused a sensation in 1915, staging what was most likely the first multimedia concert in history. Designing a clavier à lumière to project colors onto the stage as it was played, Scriabin pioneered ideas relating colors and musical pitch. Nearly a century later, celebrated Georgian pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Jennifer Tipton explore the legacy of this late Romantic composer through excerpts from his Poeme Languide in B Major and other works, including Feuillet d’Album in F-sharp MajorOpus Posthumous. This extravaganza of lush music and spectacular lightshow is truly "something unforgettable" (New York Press).

Running time: approximately 60 minutes.
There is no late seating.


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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Talk Backs

Q&A sessions with Eteri Andjaparidze and Jennifer Tipton will be held immediately following both performances.

Colloquium with Eteri Andjaparidze

Thursday, February 9, 4:30-6PM
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street

A forum for students working across artistic and academic disciplines that will focus on interpreting Alexander Scriabin, multi-disciplinary performance practices, and the concept of "Piano-Theater."

Followed at 6:30pm by a screening of Prometheus - Poem of Fire, a documentary and concert film featuring the music of Alexander Scriabin and the Yale Symphony Orchestra.

Co-Sponsored by Yale Theater Studies Program, Piano Department of the School of Music, and the Whitney Humanities Center.

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