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CreArt Music Festival 2019
Labor Day Weekend
Join us for the 2nd Annual CreArt Music Festival, associate produced by LIC-A, August 30, 31 and September 1, 8pm at The Plaxall Gallery!
Three days of amazing music, dance and art! Come to one or all three shows. Our new food truck will be serving dinner, beer and wine!
Tickets for each performance are $25. A $60 premium weekend pass is also available which includes premium seating for all three concerts, a free drink at each concert, and a personal thank you gift from the artists.
LIC-A MEMBERS receive a 40% DISCOUNT using promo code LICA102983 (Enter code at checkout.)
Weekend Pass includes:
• Premium seating for all 3 concerts
• A free drink on each concert
• A personal thank you gift from the artists
August 30, 31 & September 1
presented by Cre Art Box and LIC-A at The Plaxall Gallery. (Map)
This festival strives to present classical and contemporary music in a modern way, using eclectic programming and a strong visual component to engage and enthuse audience members...
AUGUST 30, 8pm: "MEMORIES"
Julia Yang, Josefina Urraca, and Guillermo Laporta present three different takes on the classic piano trio from three different musical eras. Facebook page for this event:
AUGUST 31, 8pm: "END OF TIMES"
CreArtBox presents two works brimming with hope despite being steeped in tragedy by French composer Olivier Messiaen and Chinese composer Wei Dai. Facebook page for this event: facebook.com/events/340965550184890/
SEPTEMBER 1, 8pm:"TWO ROADS"
Featuring a mezzo-soprano, a physical actor, a choir, a dance ensemble, electronics, piano, percussion, and a movable set, this work will conclude the weekend. Though framed as a chamber opera, Two Roads wholeheartedly embraces its interdisciplinary nature, following a parallel creative process that showcases each aspect in earnest and displays CreArtBox at its best. Facebook page for this event:
Directed by flutist Guillermo Laporta and pianist Josefina Urraca, this edition features performances of both classic and new repertoire accompanied by theatre design, dance, and video projection, including Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, Wei Dai’s Mandalas in the Rubble, Mendelssohn, Haydn & Rorem’ piano trios, and the world premiere of Two Roads, an interdisciplinary chamber opera for mezzo-soprano, physical actor, choir, dance ensemble, electronics, piano, percussion, and a movable set.
Queens-based organization CreArtBox presents an array of international artists including violinist Adelya Nartadjieva, cellist Julia Yang, clarinetist Jonathan Cohen, flutist Guillermo Laporta, pianist Josefina Urraca, theater director & choreographer Tagore Gonzalez, set & costume designer Isis de Coura, and a cast of 7 dancers, physical actors, and singers.
This edition is presented in collaboration with LIC Artists and supported by the Queens Council on the Arts and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain. Last year CreArtBox hosted a sold-out classical music festival that celebrated the vibrant and growing community of LIC by bringing great music to a new an audience.
Video of the 2018 Edition of the Festival