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An Evening of Poetry and Music Inspired by Metaphysical Art @ Center for Italian Modern Art

By Center for Italian Modern Art

SoHo Cultural Events

In celebration of the end of our season, join us for a special final event of poetry and music inspired by Metaphysical Painting. Presented in collaboration with Innuan and A Public Space, for the first time at CIMA we will host a live music performance intertwined with a dramatic reading of Giorgio de Chirico’s poems, written from the 1910s through the 1970s, recently translated into English by celebrated American poet Stefania Heim.

Before and after the performance, make sure to toast with us with a glass of prosecco to salute another season of modern Italian art in NYC!

This special program will have discounted tickets for members and students.

Registration required.


Program schedule:

6 – 6.30pm – registration, aperitivo, and viewing of Metaphysical Masterpieces

6:30 – 7.45pm – Music and Poetry Program (Poems by de Chirico read by Stefania Heim; Music by Alessandro Rolla, Niccolò Paganini, Stefano Gervasoni, George Frideric Handel, Roxana Pavel Halvorsen, performed by Inmo Yang and Dana Kelley).

8pm – evening concludes

For more information:

Stefania Heim is the author of the poetry collections A Table That Goes On for Miles (Switchback Books, 2014) and HOUR BOOK (Ahsahta Books, 2019). Geometry of Shadows, her book of translations of metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian poems, will be published in a bilingual edition by A Public Space Books in May. Stefania is the recipient of a 2019 Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Copies of the book with be available for sale.

The mission of Innuan is to bring positive and transformative experience, creating a fully immersive experience for all patrons of the arts. They believe that combining music and art can create a visual, sonic and spatial experience all in its own – “a symphony of senses.” For the past two years, they are proud to present numerous collaborations with different art institutions and galleries including Cornell University Johnson Museum of Art, Columbia University Zukerman Institute, and Pratt Institute Gallery House. 

Inmo Yang violin | Winner of 2015 Paganini International Violin Competition

Dana Kelley viola | Winner of Sphinx, member of Argus String Quartet

Korean violinist Inmo Yang has been hailed by the Boston Globe for his “…seamless technique and a tender warmth of tone,” combined with “…an ability to project an engaging sense of inner sincerity through his playing.” In March 2015, he won the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” in Genoa, Italy, marking the first time–since 2006–that the Paganini Competition jury awarded First Prize. He also garnered the following special prizes: Youngest finalist, Best performance of the contemporary original piece, and Performance most appreciated by the audience–confirming The Violin Channel’s praise of Inmo as “one of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi.”

Violist Dana Kelley has been a top prizewinner in the Sphinx Music Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She is a member of the Argus Quartet, the 2017-2019 Graduate Quartet in Residence at The Juilliard School. The Argus Quartet was named the First Prize Winners of both of the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.

For more information and speakers bios, visit the CIMA event page.

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New York, NY 10013

(646) 370-3596

Event Date: May 30, 2019
Event Time: 6:00PM
Event Duration: 2 hours

Admission Policy:

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$5-$15 pp

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