5th annual Chelsea Music Festival
Hear | Taste | See
June 6-8, 2014
New York – May 8, 2014 – HEAR | TASTE | SEE – This June, the 5th annual Chelsea Music Festival celebrates Germany and Brazil through music, food and art. From June 6-14, 2014, over 100 artists from around the world will gather in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood and beyond to engage audiences of all ages with programs inspired by composer anniversaries of Richard Strauss (150), Heitor Villa-Lobos(55), and C.P.E. Bach (300).
As in seasons past, the Festival has named a noteworthy roster of Artists-in-Residence to lead and inspire a range of collaborative programs:
- The Amaryllis Quartett | Ensemble-in-Residence (Germany)
- Rogerio Boccato | Artist-in-Residence (Brazil)
- Alexandre Lunsqui | Composer-in-Residence (Brazil)
- Hinnerk von Bargen | Culinary Artist-in-Residence from the Culinary Institute of America (Germany)
- Silke Schoener | Visual Artist-in-Residence (Germany)
New Festival artists include Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation violist Hwayoon Lee, the Stuttgart Collegium luvenum boys choir, the Sirius Quartet, guitarist Fabio Gouvea, and the experimental Brazilian band Choro Dragão and WQXR Q2 Music’s Conor Hanick. Works include World and New York premieres by composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, Alexandre Lunsqui, Philip Lasser, Felipe Lara and Gregor Hübner.
Among the many artists returning to celebrate the Festival’s 5th season are Culinary Artists-in-Residence chef Lance Nitahara (2012) and chef Sonar Saikia (2013), cellist Joshua Roman (2010), pianistHelen Huang (2010-11), violinist Fanny Clamagirand (2012), The Lee Trio (2010, 2013), and Jazz pianists Adam Birnbaum (2012) and Helen Sung (2011). World-leading pioneer of scent sculpture, Festival Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel (2012-13) will create a special 2014 Festival Scent.
The panoply of Festival events will include evening and daytime concerts, free outdoor performances and street events, family events, Festival talks and panels, outreach events, and gallery viewings. This year’s musical programming will span Classical, Jazz, Brazilian folk and Jazz fusion, Baroque and contemporary classical, to which the Festival culinary and visual artists will respond to create dynamic multi-sensory experiences.