Rochester-based quintet fivebyfive is excited to commission four works for The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art, coming to the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in February 2020. Schaechter has explored and pushed the limits of the stained-glass medium for over 35 years.
The exhibition will explore her magical, ethereal and other-worldly images. Combined with the lush, rich colors and patterns, fivebyfive is eager to bring Schaechter’s works to life musically, and will commission four composers to write pieces inspired by her work.
Composers Edie Hill, Jung Sun Kang, Andrea Mazzariello, and Jonathan Russell will write pieces for a premiere concert on the opening day of the exhibition. These four composers were chosen for their unique compositional voices that will effectively capture and reflect upon the emotional, color-filled world of Ms. Schaechter’s work. The commissioned works will be completed in the fall of 2019. Following the premiere concert, fivebyfive will include these works on its tour and make a documentary and recording of the project.
On this date, Sunday, September 15, 2019 – JON RUSSELL will share his composition. Included in museum admission.
“The chamber ensemble fivebyfive has quickly become a go-to source for contemporary classical concert music in Rochester. “
— Daniel J. Kushner, CITY Newspaper
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607