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MEXICAN CINEMA AND CULTURE: BENDING BORDERS
OCTOBER M&T SECOND FRIDAY
Join us for October M&T Second Friday!
On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.
RHAPSODY BY BOBBY PREVITE
Tickets: $15 Members $30 Not Yet Members
$30 tickets available online or by phone.
Members must call the Burchfield Penney to purchase tickets at the member price.
Call 716-878-6011 for tickets or visit the Burchfield Penney.
Commissioned by the 2015 Greenfield Prize in Music, RHAPSODY is an acoustic, evening-length song cycle on the subject of travel and migration. This star-studded band features John Medeski on piano, Nels Cline on acoustic guitars, Zeena Parkins on harp, Jen Shyu on vocals and erhu, Fabian Rucker -on saxophone, and Bobby Previte on trap drums, autoharp, and harmonica.
In 2015, Previte received the Greenfield Prize in music at the Hermitage Artist Retreat to create a new work. Terminals Part II: In Transit (or RHAPSODY) is the result. RHAPSODY is the second in a three-part series exploring the experience of travel. Terminals Part I: DEPARTURES, is a set of five concertos written for the visionary percussion group SO Percussion and five improvisers. This piece premiered at Merkin Hall in New York City in 2011 and the recording was released on Cantaloupe Music in 2014. In RHAPSODY, the improvisers from DEPARTURES, each of whom had been selected based on their ability to separately carry fifteen-minute concertos, were thrown together into one ensemble.
Beginning from the point of view of a passenger sitting comfortably in an airplane, RHAPSODY twists and turns, until the traveler finally arrives on an unfamiliar shore.What is the experience of being in transit? Separated from your home but not yet at your destination, you are neither here nor there, confined with strangers in an intimate environment for a predetermined amount of time. Uncomfortable, yet somehow free. To travel is to be bound with these strangers by faith—faith in the vessel which carries you, faith in the people who operate it, and ultimately, faith in the strangers waiting at your destination.
CELEBRATING TREES: SPEND THE AFTERNOON AT THE BURCHFIELD PENNEY
Join us for a celebration of trees!
Drop into the Studio Classroom for a fall-themed art making project!
Stay for a tour of Burchfield's Arboretum: A Celebration of Trees with exhibition curator Tullis Johnson.
Come celebrate fall with us by creating a work of art using beautifully preserved leaves! Using Burchfield’s Constant Leaf, 1960 as inspiration, design an oak leaf assemblage with autumn colors and embellishments to take home and enjoy!
Balsam Fir tree saplings generously donated by the Saratoga Tree Nursery will be given away to the first one hundred guests participating in these programs.
All free with gallery admission! RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!
The Burchfield Penney, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, is supported in part with public funds from Erie County and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This work by Anne Currier is on view in DISPLAY: THE SCULPTURE OF ANNE CURRIER , opening Friday as part of M&T Second Friday.
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