Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Music in Bryant Park with Le Boeuf Brothers

New Music in Bryant Park is back for its second week with yet another cutting-edge musical performance that pushes the boundaries of genre. This week, identical twins Remy and Pascal LeBoeuf take the stage performing as the Le Boeuf Brothers.

The talented brothers' commission is entitled "A Dream: The Musical Imagination of Franz Kafka." To bring meaning to modern jazz the brothers turned to a short story, "The Dream," by Franz Kafka, one of the 20th Century's best writers.  In the short story, a man dreams one night of his own death and burial. The LeBoeuf Brothers skillfully evoke the story's structural and narrative elements to create a blurry dreamscape of enchantment, inevitability, and one's struggle with self-perception.

In addition to their commissioned piece, the brothers will perform other original works:  "Variations on a Mood," "Nevin's Air," "Circles," Revisiting a Past Self," "Song for BVG," and "House without a Door."

The Le Boeuf Brothers take the stage accompanied by Fung Chem Hwei (violin), Martin Nevin (bass), and Peter Kronreif (drums).

Pascal and Remy LeBoeuf take the stage at 6pm
All pieces in the New Music in Bryant Park series are commissioned by Chamber Music America. Funding for the CMA's commissioning programs is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

New Music in Bryant Park with LeBoeuf Brothers
Friday, July 19
Upper Terrace

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