Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble “Light” Performance was Spectacular at Wychwood Barns
Last night Music in the Barns Directed by Carol Gimbel, violist performed “light” along with Amy Laing, cello, Mary Elizabeth Brown, violin and John Corban, violin played to a packed house at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Not an empty seat in the house! Inspired and Performing on the first night of Chanukah and the anniversary of John Lennon’s death , “light”, darkness, reflection, and illumination filled the Barns. With images provided by the Brill Laboratory who study’s fundamental biological mechanisms of animal development, the screen behind the stage illuminated this talented Ensemble with images of fluorescent protein fused with fruit fly proteins made them glow and provided the perfect backdrop. Performing Igor Stravinsky’s Concertino, for string quartet and in dedication to John Lennon the first half finished with Psalom, for string quartet, Summa, for string quartet and Fratres, fr string quartet, all by Arvo Part. The intermission included solo percussionist David Schotzko performing Iannis Xenakis, Psappha, for solo percussionist to the crowd who surrounded the performer and was mesmerized by his beats. After the intermission, the Ensemble performed Black Angels: Thirteen images from the dark land, George Crumb and did not disappoint. Finishing with a standing ovation from the crowd, we can only now wait for the next performance by Music in the Barns.