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Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch at JCC Manhattan

Posted by Lena Bloch on August 29, 2022

Where

JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY
Map
646.505.4444

Russian Poet Marina Tsvetaeva Reimagined In A New Song Cycle By Lena Bloch at JCC Manhattan

When

Sun, October 2, 2022
7:00 pm

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Musicians

Lena Bloch
saxophone
Kyoko Kitamura
voice / vocals

About

Acclaimed saxophonist/composer Lena Bloch reimagines work of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva in a new jazz suite,
commissioned by Chamber Music America
On the 130th anniversary of the birth of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, during a time when immigrants, women and artists face increasing struggle in the United States, acclaimed Russian-born saxophonist and composer Lena Bloch premieres My Name Is Marina, a commissioned jazz suite for ensemble and voice featuring her own English translations of Tsvetaeva’s works. “Throughout my life, Tsvetaeva has served as a model of resilience as an immigrant, an artist and a woman,” says Bloch, “all of which have been under siege in modern political discourse, all the more reason to amplify her voice for a modern audience.”...

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