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Posts tagged “Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music Festival

Gavriel Lipkind

I took a lot of performance photographs of Gavriel Lipkind, trying to find a way to show the intensity, the taking of music to the edge, the communion of instrument and spirit.  He is, I think, a musician’s musician who relentlessly tests musical limits, heightened human experience.   All of that sounds trite and inadequate.  I used shutter speeds that stop dancers in air and yet he was a blur, just too quick.  The thing is, if you get the opportunity to hear him play, to hear the Lipkind Quartet (mostly in Europe), just go and listen.  Or buy some CD’s.  There is no prerequisite, you’ll get it, at nearly a molecular level.  My 14 year old video game immersed grandson confirmed that.  Watching Gavriel teach accomplished high school age students, I saw no ego, just an empathetic and uncompromising passion enabling discovery.  Being able to hear him perform in Cary is one more confirmation of just how the Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music Festival makes us a place you want to live.


Jazz Man

Got an adult dose of the arts the past few weeks in Cary.  Makes you feel alive.  Time to catch up to my Facebook Page.

It started with Jazz on July 30th.  This is pianist Brian Hogans with the Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship.

Photographed at the Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music Arts FestivalCary Arts Center.


Young Pianist

Camera or Paintbrush, it doesn’t matter.

Photographed 3 August 2012,  Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music Festival,  Side By Side Jazz Performance with the Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship, Cary Arts Center.