C O N T E M P L A T I O N
"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. And with each note we will honor the spirits of those who sacrificed themselves, commemorate their courage, and reaffirm their faith in the Triumph of Freedom."
R E V I E W S
On a performance of Bach's Fifth Cello Suites and Gabrielli's Ricercars
“A program of shadows – not their song, but their refusal to sing.
The staging of what might happen on a moonless, stale night, sleepless and unsettling.
All the while, the cellist’s bow wraps like a cocoon around the strings – tender, but solid and confident.
Gabrielli sounds immediately like the glassiness of the harpsichord.
In comparison, J.S. Bach sounds unassuming, willing to be vulnerable.
It’s a staging of solitude, a lack of belonging not as injury, but a withdrawal from reality.”