Christiana Cole narrates In Dreams: Debussy and Fiday at the Arete Gallery in Brooklyn
Sunday, June 16, 8pm: Christiana Cole joins flutist Alice Jones and pianist Derin Oge at the Arete Gallery for an evening of chamber music.
In Dreams dives into the hope and discomfort of the subconscious. Christiana narrates 12 sensual poems (originally attributed to Sappho) in Claude Debussy’s “Bilitis.” Michael Fiday‘s “Nine Haiku” (2007) sets works by 8th century poet Basho with flashes of powerful images, dreams that come into focus for only a moment before they vanish. The program also features Houtaf Khoury‘s “Apres un reve” (2008), a modern nightmare reacting to the terror of relentless war in the Middle East: a dream of hope amidst the fatigue of fear. Hasan Ucarsu‘s “…the city of anachronistic nostalgia, Istanbul…” (2003) celebrates his and Derin’s hometown of Istanbul, a city rich in contradictions and layers.
Alice Jones, flute
Derin Oge, piano
Christiana Cole, narrator
At the Arete Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
67 West Street #103, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday June 16, 8pm
$15 entry at the door
Directions: G train to Greenpoint Ave or B46, B62, B43, B24
Areté is located in the rear of the building, through the main lobby and into the outdoor courtyard.