In Situ: Pictures in the Making with Alessio Bax and Doug Fitch

Oct 18, 2015 • 3pm / doors 2:30pm

Pianist Alessio Bax Plays Mussorgsky’s iconic Pictures at an Exhibition while American visual artist and director Doug Fitch creates spontaneous drawings to augment the soundscape created by the Italian pianist.

About Alessio Bax

First Prize winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition, the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, and recognized by Gramophone as “clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public,” Alessio Bax is a star on the rise. He has appeared as soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Japan’s NHK Symphony, the Dallas Symphony with Jaap van Zweden, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle. The new Russian album marks the latest addition to a burgeoning discography that includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky – all of which have been singled out for distinction by the most discerning critics.

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About Doug Fitch

American visual artist and director Doug Fitch works with multiple mediums, from drawing and sculpture to theater, architecture, and food. The co-founder of the theater and entertainment company Giants Are Small, he is best known for his opera productions for the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic, where his work includes stagings of Le Grand Macabre (named best opera of 2010 by the New York Times, New York magazine, and Time Out New York) and The Cunning Little Vixen (chosen as New York magazine’s “Best Classical Event of 2011”). Fitch’s collaborators include James Levine, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin, Peter Sellars, Robert Wilson, Karole Armitage, Joshua Bell, and puppeteer Jim Henson (The Muppets, Sesame Street).

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