Alfama Arts September 2013 News!

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On May 18, 2013 at the Flamboyán Theater, a multi-cultural Spanish center in lower Manhattan, Voice Afire presented Viva Pablo Neruda! The show featured sections from My Life with Pablo Neruda, Ray Luedeke’s Pocket Opera-Cabaret. The show received rave reviews, including this one from Manhattan with a Twist:
“New York City is full of culture and excitement. Over the weekend, My Life with Pablo Neruda, a Pocket Opera-Cabaret that is compelling, intense, and seductive, was celebrated by an evening of Chilean wine and performances….Based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Matilda’s memories, this pocket opera can be seen as portraying one of the greatest love stories of the past century. The poetry is gripping, exciting, passionate, and yet full of such emotion that it takes the audience inside their world and the atmosphere surrounding them at the time the poems were written.”

Voice Afire is now working with Dan Swern at CoLAB Arts
to produce an extended run of the show, first in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and then in New York City.

Video from Viva Pablo Neruda is on Youtube:

Voice Afire Pocket Opera and Cabaret Butterfly's Trouble
Close Embrace
The Magical Singing Drum
Viva Pablo Neruda

A Sample of Motus O's Performances for 2013:
Grand Theatre Sault Ste-Marie, ON "Circus Terrifico"
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON "Circus Terrifico"
Markham Theatre, ON "Circus Terrifico"
Lebovic Centre for the Arts and Entertainment, Stouffville, ON
"Alice in Wonderland"
Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna, BC
"A Christmas Carol"

Motus O Dance Theatre Circus Terrifico:
Sleeping Beauty
Swan Lake
Circus Music (Act I)
Their latest two releases on the Brilliant Classics label feature Marcel’s arrangement for 4 pianos of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and a collection of minimal music for multiple pianos also featuring Marcel’s compositions. In 2013 the Bergmann's appeared at The Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam, in Munich and at the Salkind Duo Piano Festival.
Bergmann Piano Duo Bergmann Piano Duo
La Fiesta, Chick Corea
Urban Pulse, M. Bergmann

The Art of Love / Into the Labyrinth

with various artists
with the Bergmann Piano Duo, NYC

Jacques' events for the 2013/14
Oct 19, 2013 - Brahms Marathon at Gallery 345 : 3 viola sonatas at 2 and all the violin ones at 5 (w/pianist Ben Smith)

Nov 24, 2013 - Conducting the Koffler Chamber Orchestra in works by Canadian Women Composers with Christina playing 2 concertos.

Dec 2013 - Beethoven Marathon in Paris (the 10 violin sonatas in one day)
Beethoven Concerto with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra
Brahms concerto with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra.

May 4, 2014 - Jacques Israelievitch and pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico perform a marathon of all Mozart sonatas (20)

Jacques Israelievitch Jacques and Michael Israelievitch Duo
Insects from Ah! Matsushima

Jacques and Christina Petrowska-Quilico Duo
Drop, James Rolfe

Jose Ignácio Hernandez and Amália Chueca together with Basonist Miguel Ángel Pimentel and percussionist Julio Pérez, have formed a new jazz ensemble, SOV Quartet (Sense of Values Quartet). 

Their latest album ATMOSPHERE received a rare review from Panorama Jazz, the most prestigious on-line review of jazz in France:

José Ignacio Hernández

José Ignacio Hernandez
SOV Quartet, Atmosphere

Amalia Chueca Duet