Reflections: A Musical Mandala
Gil Morgenstern, violinist and artistic director
The mandala is used in many religious traditions as an artistic aid for meditation to advance practitioners toward a state of enlightenment. A Musical Mandala takes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as its starting point and circles through works by Schumann, Ysaye, Bartok, Barkauskas, Villa-Lobos, and Kreisler. Join us as we meditate on Bach's enormous influence on enlightened composers and audiences over a period of more than 300 years.
With pianist Donald Berman.
Preceded by a gallery tour at 5:15 p.m.
Acclaimed for his artistry and technical brilliance as soloist with orchestra, in recital or as a chamber musician, violinist Gil Morgenstern has performed all over the world to overwhelming critical praise.
A Musical Mandala is the first of three Reflections series concerts at RMA under the direction of Gil Morgenstern and with the collaboration of a superb ensemble of musicians and actors. The Reflections concert series presents solo and chamber music together with art, poetry, and prose from around the world in combinations that both reflect upon one another and invite the audience to reflect anew on universal themes. In addition to the Rubin Museum of Art, Reflections is presented in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Florida, and in Florence, Capri, and Rome, Italy.