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“THE BIG PICTURE”
A Cinematic Concert
Music Performed by
THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN
PREMIERE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
PERFORMANCES: WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 2 – 23, 2014
PERFORMANCE LINE UP:
David Krakauer: clarinet
Rob Schwimmer: piano, keys, theremin
Sara Caswell: violin
Mark Helias: double bass
Sheryl Bailey: guitar
John Hadfield: drums, percussion
David Krakauer showcases his new project, THE BIG PICTURE, a powerful new multi-media production at Edmond J. Safra Hall in the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust downtown, THE BIG PICTURE tells Krakauer’s story in an artful marriage of music and the moving image.
This project may be Krakauer’s most adventurous to date and will run for a period of four weeks – a first for the venue. To lend creative intrigue, New York graphics giant Light of Day has created original films for the production. Instead of using the visual element as a creative starting point, Krakauer’s music serves as the catalytic agent. The visuals embrace Krakauerʼs adventurous and individual spirit of self-discovery.
The Museum itself serves as a compelling location for this residency. It overlooks the New York Harbor, a reminder of the Jewish and non-Jewish immigrants landing on Ellis Island bringing their hopes, stories and vast cultural heritage to this new promised land. Krakauer, whose own ancestors immigrated from Eastern Europe, became one of the most important innovators in Klezmer music, contextualizing the ancestral sounds of his heritage into a distinctive, personal voice.
“THE BIG PICTURE is a special kind of project,” says Krakauer. “It’s a tour through Jewish history, and an exploration of how the movies show us the universality of our individual quests. I want this experience to serve as an opportunity for all. I am privileged to be the tour guide for this incredible voyage.”
PREMIERE: WED, JAN. 29 AT 7.30PM
EXTENDED RUN: SUN, FEB 2 AT 2 PM; WED, FEB. 5 AT 7.30 PM; SUN, FEB. 9 AT 2PM; WED, FEB. 12 AT 7.30PM; SUN, FEB. 16 AT 2 PM; WED, FEB. 19 AT 7.30PM; SUN, FEB. 23 AT 2PM.
TICKETS: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members
Limited number of $10 student rush tickets are available at the MJH box office day of performances 2/2-23.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN
The Museum’s exhibitions educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century—before, during, and after the Holocaust. Edmond J. Safra Hall, the 375-seat state-of-the-art theater offers unobstructed views with great acoustics from every seat in the house. http://www.mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/
Edmond J. Safra Hall, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280, Ph: 646-437-4202
The Big Picture Album
Coming February 18, 2014
“Krakauer unleashes his Hebraic music-in-Hollywood vision with passionate intensity and an abundance of soul on this career-defining project… Krakauer’s star shines brighter than ever on [The Big Picture].” — Bill Milkowski, The Absolute Sound, February 2014