Andsnes opens Lincoln Center’s New Visions series

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode riffing on Musorgsky’s masterwork  photo by Tore Zakariassen

Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Rhode riffing on Musorgsky’s masterwork photo by Tore Zakariassen

Visual artist Robin Rhode and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will present the world premiere of Pictures Reframed at Alice Tully Hall Nov. 13 and 14. The unique performance of Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition opens Lincoln Center’s New Visions series.

While visiting North America,  the Norwegian pianist will also perform in North Carolina, Washington DC, as well as Canada. See dates below.

When Andsnes asked Jane Moss, Lincoln Center’s vice president, if he could collaborate with a video artist on his performance of Musorgsky’s epic piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition, she jumped at the chance to find him someone exciting for a New Visions project. After all, Moss established New Visions in 1998 to bring together artists of different disciplines, writes Valerie Gladstone for Playbillarts.com

Through art contacts in Paris, Moss came up with several candidates, among them South African-born artist Robin Rhode. Andsnes watched a couple of his short films and felt an immediate affinity with his work, struck by its musicality and poetry. With little ado, they decided to go ahead with the project and she stepped aside, giving them absolute freedom to create their remarkable opus, a special Lincoln Center commission for its 50th Anniversary. The result, Pictures Reframed, opens the New Visions series on November 13–14 at Alice Tully Hall.

The Norwegian pianist ranks among the leading classical performers of our time. He is not only brilliant; there is something more, something different about him: he is free. He has transcended the artistic ideal of the immense effort that culminates in the breathtaking performance. Instead he breathes, writes Music Information Center Norway on its website.

For further information about the internationally acclaimed pianist click here

To view a video interview with Leif Ove Andsnes and Robin Phode on Pictures Reframed, click here

North American Tour

November 13

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

November 14

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

November 16

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

November 18

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

20 November

Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

22 November

Cullen Theater, Houston, TX

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