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The Crypt Sessions Presents David Greilsammer's Labyrinth (second attempt), September 27 2017

August 11, 2017 | By Andrew Ousley
Unison Media

The Crypt Sessions Season 2 continues on September 27, 2017 with Israeli pianist and conductor David Greilsammer giving the only North American performance of his acclaimed Labyrinth program. The performance centers around Leoš Janácek’s haunting cycle On An Overgrown Path, interspersed with works by C.P.E Bach, Mozart, and Jean-Féry Rebel, as well as the North American premiere of Lost in the Labyrinth, by Israeli composer Ofer Pelz. Greilsammer was slated to perform on the series on April 5, but had to withdraw due to illness. Says Greilsammer of the program: "Each one of us has been, at some point in life, lost, disoriented, or in search for a safe and luminous path. This feeling of disorientation, leading at times to inner chaos, can also serve as the force that will push us to begin the pursuit of new routes, new ideas, and new emotions. Walking through the daunting sounds of Janácek’s music, and exploring the mysterious alleys of various enigmatic pieces from early baroque to our present days, I have decided to embark on a musical journey to the heart of a beautiful, abstract, and dazzling labyrinth." David Greilsammer has been hailed by The New York Times as “one the most accomplished and adventurous musicians of his generation,” whose adventurous, juxtaposition-filled programs instill listeners with “a sense of intense beauty and discovery” (The Daily News). The performance will feature a pre-concert reception included in the ticket price, where Magnvm Opvs hosts a tasting of wines specially chosen to suit the music of that evening's concert, and Ward 8 Events provides hors d'oeuvres similarly tailored to the wine and the performance. Due to rapid sell-outs and waiting lists, each new concert will be announced immediately after the one preceding it, first to the mailing list, then via The Crypt Sessions website ( and Facebook page. The Crypt Sessions is made possible by the extraordinarily generous sponsorship of Yamaha, who provide their wonderful pianos for the performances. Listing Info The Crypt Sessions Presents: David Greilsammer – Labyrinth September 27, 2017 | Wine & Food Tasting 7PM | Show 8PM Tickets: $50, including Wine & Food Tasting (Direct Link) Program Janácek: “On an Overgrown Path” #1 CPE Bach: Fantasy in F-Sharp Minor Janácek: “On an Overgrown Path” #2 Mozart: Unfinished Suite part 1 Janácek: “On an Overgrown Path” #3 Ofer Pelz: “Lost in the Labyrinth I” (North American premiere) Jean-Féry Rebel: “Chaos” (new arrangement for piano – North American premiere) Pelz: “Lost in the Labyrinth II” (North American premiere) Janácek: “On an Overgrown Path” #4 Mozart: Unfinished Suite part 2 Janácek: On an Overgrown Path #5 CPE Bach: Fantasy in C minor Janácek: On an Overgrown Path #6 About The Crypt Sessions The Crypt Sessions ( is a concert series presented and produced by Unison Media ( and curated by Andrew Ousley, located in the crypt chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. The series features intimate performances by some of the world’s top classical music and opera stars, with programs tailored to the crypt’s extraordinary atmosphere and remarkable acoustic. Season One of the Crypt Sessions was featured in NPR, New York 1, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal (twice), The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, WQXR (twice), The Christian Science Monitor, Parterre Box, SuperConductor, Berkshire Fine Arts, Voce di Meche, Agence France-Presse and many more. Season Two incorporates a pre-concert tasting of wines tailored specifically to the music by Magnvm Opvs and themed food prepared by up-and-coming New York City chefs. Each concert is announced immediately after the preceding one. Every Season One concert sold out, with waiting lists of more than 100 people. All proceeds from ticket sales of The Crypt Sessions are donated to the Church of the Intercession, where the crypt is located. Unison Media gave over $10,000 to the church over the course of Season 1. The Crypt Sessions is made possible by the extraordinarily generous sponsorship of Yamaha, who provide their wonderful pianos for the performances.




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