CreArtBox Music Series Concert w/ JP Jofre

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)


Ethical Culture and CreArtBox present a new edition of the CREART MUSIC SERIES, designed to present classical and new chamber music, with the collaboration of living composers, New York-based ensembles, world-class soloists, and visual artists.

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On Thursday, October 26th, the award-winning multidisciplinary music ensemble CreArtBox, led by Guillermo Laporta and Josefina Urraca, will perform at the New York Society for Ethical Culture with guest artist JP Jofre.

In this performance, CreArtBox will present a well-balanced program of new and classical music, offering baroque by C.P. Telemann, French impressionism by Florent Schmitt, American 20/21th Century by David Lang and John Cage, Russian romanticism by Sergei Rachmaninoff, a world premiere by Guillermo Laporta, and Argentinian contemporary tango by JP Jofre.

The series is designed to reach new audiences by combining classical chamber music with new pieces by contemporary composers, such as those written by New York-based ensembles and soloists, like electric violinist, Todd Reynolds, composer and video artist Luke DuBois, and the Le Train Bleu Ensemble. All the performances will incorporate theatrical and multimedia elements with a set, projection, and lights designed by Guillermo Laporta.

JP Jofre, Guest Artist

Native from San Juan, Argentina, “J.P.” Jofre is an award winning bandoneon player and composer. Mr. Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, Mr. Jofre has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America, and the Caribbean as soloist and composer. He has collaborated with many famous musicians in a wide range of musical styles, including Paquito D’Rivera, Kathryn Stott, Symphony Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Argentina, San Antonio Symphony Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, Dallas Symphony, and Fred Sturm among others.

About CreArtBox, Ensemble in Residence

CreArtBox’s core ensemble is composed of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano instrumentalists. However, it also holds a flexible roster of over twenty NYC-based soloists, composers, choreographers, designers, painters, and actors from different ensembles, such as the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Carnegie Hall ACJW Ensemble, and BBC Orchestra.

The group has received numerous distinctions, including awards from the INJUVE Chamber Music Competition, Montehermoso Contemporary Creation Award, Savvy Musicians in Action Chamber Music Competition, and the Queens Council for the Arts.

New York City ensemble activity has been held at Queens Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, DiMenna Center, Spectrum, Flamboyan Theater, New York for Ethical Culture, The Tank Theater, National Opera America Center, Steinway Hall, Cervantes Institute, with other performances in Artisphere Theater, (Washington DC), and Tapp Center (Columbia, South Carolina).