Human freedom, compassion, musical statements
- Chris Bakriges
To learn about the Matisse in Music Program please click on to the following web page: http://www.stanleychepaitis.com/
Upcoming Matisse in Music concerts:
June 27, A
For the Whitehead/Bakriges duologues, a collaboration with trumpeter, composer, and sound designer Glen Whitehead,
please visit: http://www.glenwhitehead.com/bakriges-whitehead-duo/
Creative Interpretation on Matisse's 'Jazz'
Thursday, April 16th | 12-1:30pm
Music by Chris Bakriges and Stanley Chepaitis
Dance by Noel St. Jean-Chevalier
Art by Nanci Costanzo
Introduction by Dan Chelotti
Interprestation by Javier Venturi
With performances by the Elms Dancers and cutout installations by Nanci Constanzo's Intro to Art students
Location: Borgia Gallery | Mary Dooley College Center, Second Floor, Elms College
Musician inspired by Matisse's 'Jazz'
CHICOPEE - The sick-bed "painting with scissors" paper cut-outs French painter Henri Matisse created before his death and the text that accompanied them when they were published in 1947 inspired Elms College music lecturer and artist-in-residence Christopher G. Bakriges - a pianist, composer and educator - to create a musical reflection on the work.
"Teaching the Eye to Hear: Musical Reflections on Matisse's 'Jazz'" is Bakriges' musical interpretation of the artist's visual images. His son, violinist David C. Bakriges, is featured on the CD.
The series of 20 Matisse plates, collectively called "Jazz," "really stimulated me to look at his composition, form and color and really respond to that in a musical way," Bakriges said. "I could see what he was doing in my mind's eye and really respond to it musically."
on July 10, 2015 at 10.30am
at Red Rock Recording Studio
- Friday, Jul. 10 - Sunday, Jul. 12 | 10:30 AM Red Rock Sessions
- Saturday, Jul. 18 | 07:00 PM Jazz in the Mountains
- Saturday, Jul. 25 | 08:00 PM Jazz in the Mountains Rescheduled from July 18
- Friday, Jul. 31 | 06:30 PM Jazz at Blue Rock
- Tuesday, Aug. 11 | 10:00 AM Center for Progressive Renewal - National Conference Boston