LIVE MUSIC: Paolo Bartolani, classical pianist at the Montauk Library
Sunday, March 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
The music program features classical and contemporary works by Bach, Schubert, Cimarosa, Glass and Bryars exploring the combination between old and new music as a continuous flux of new sounds and ancient resonances. Traditional musical forms and new music directions are confronted to direct emotional expression for a new relationship between musical sounds and the audience. Paolo Bartolani is a pianist, musicologist and music manager, working in both classical and contemporary music. He graduated in 1989 from the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory in Rome. He studied with Eduardo Hubert, and after graduation, with Charles Rosen, Gy_rgy Sˆndor and Andor Foldes. He also studied French piano repertoire with Germaine Mounier at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. In 1994, he received his Master in Musicology of the 20th century degree under the direction of Hugues Dufourt at the €cole des hautes _tudes en sciences sociales in collaboration with IRCAM/Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Paolo performs as a soloist and also as a member of chamber ensembles in Europe and United States. He writes articles for the musicology journals Sonus-Materials for Contemporary Music and Music/Reality. In 2006, he created a Masters Degree Program in Cultural Enterprise Administration at the University of Perugia, where he also teaches. At the Venice Biennale, from 2008 to 2012, Paolo was the General Coordinator of ENPARTS – European Network of Performing Arts -, which promotes the creation of new works in dance, music and theater by young artists. From 2009 to 2014 he was the Director of the R_sonnance Italy, a nonprofit organization based in Switzerland, where he was responsible for its artistic and humanitarian program, “bringing music to places where it is not heard.” The members of the organization _ singers, instrumentalists, conductors _ have performed more than two hundred concerts in hospitals, nursing homes and prisons in order to promote musical sensibilities and share the joy of music. He is the current General coordinator of Music Up Close Network at Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome. The Network includes seven European orchestras to promote new orchestral works and support a new generation of musicians to connect with young audiences. He founded the Rites of Spring Music Fest on 2016 to promote classical and contemporary music on the North Fork of Long Island, and to combine music, history and the natural environment. He is the Artistic Director and responsible for developing the Festivalês program.