Māris Briežkalns Quintet's Rothko in Jazz is hailed by The Washington Post as “a wide-ranging musical homage to Mark Rothko’s paintings."
The evening features music by ten renowned Latvian composers, each commissioned to create a piece evoking the mood of an abstract expressionist artwork by the Latvia-born visual artist. The original jazz compositions, arranged and performed by the Quintet, are accompanied by large-scale projections of Rothko's iconic paintings.
Composers: Lolita Ritmanis, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Rihards Dubra, Artūrs Maskats, Pēteris Vasks, Jēkabs Jančevskis, Vilnis Šmīdbergs, Jēkabs Nīmanis, Georgs Pelēcis, Raimonds Pauls.
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm
Where: Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
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Māris Briežkalns Quintet is today one of the leading and interesting small acoustic mainstream bands on Latvian jazz scene, stretching special accents on pop – jazz and Latin jazz. MBQ has performed on several international stages including also here in the U.S.at the JFK Center Washington D.C., and in NYC at Blue Note and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
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Rothko in Jazz is made possible by the support of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia and is one of the events celebrating Latvia's Centenary here in the U.S..