The Rubin Reflections: The Stuff Dreams Are Made On
Gil Morgenstern, artistic director and violin
Donald Berman, piano
Elizabeth Marvel, speaker
Inspired by the Rubin Museum of Art's landmark exhibition of Carl Jung's famous "Red Book" in which he details his theory of the collective unconscious, The Stuff Dreams Are Made On will explore the integral role dreams play in culture. Using music, prose and poetry, the program will invite the audience on a nocturnal journey from dusk through dawn, creating a narrative of memory, nightmare and fantasy through the use of music and words.
Musical works will include Georges Enesco's Impressions d'enfance (Impressions of Childhood), George Crumb's Night Music and Franz Schubert's Fantasy, with texts from Sylvia Plath's Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, Edgar Allan Poe's A Dream Within a Dream, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams. The performance will include Pianist Don Berman, and an actor to be announced in early January.
The final concert on April 25, 2010 is called A Pilgrim's Progress - from Dante to Daoism and relates to the Museum's exhibit, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, which explores the ways that different cultures view their place in the universe. The exhibit runs December 11, 2009 to May 10, 2010.
The concert will include songs of 15th century troubadours, music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, texts from Dante, Naguib, Mahfouz and others. The series repeats in Miami, FL at the Bass Museum on February 24 and May 6, 2010.
Promotional support provided by Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Programs presented in association with the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology.
All programs are subject to change