Images - "Who Stole the Mona Lisa?"
Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano
Edward Alley, narrator
Micah Chambers-Goldberg, film producer
Saturday, January 12 - 7:30 p.m.
Historic Asolo Theater ($25-$45)
"Who Stole the Mona Lisa?" is a whimsical and imaginative animated film that offers a delightful, multi-media, classical music performance presented in synchrony with a live performance of Igor Stravinsky's Suite from "The Firebird". Live and visual pairings of "Babar the Elephant" and "Pictures at an Exhibition" complete the program.
Critics have hailed Alexandre Moutouzkine for his “playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” A laureate of Astral Artists, Moutouzkine has captured top prizes in more than 20 international competitions and has appeared as soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain and many others.
Acclaimed for his whimsical imagination and fantastic imagery, filmmaker Micah Chambers-Goldberg’s projects include animation for AAA, Coca-Cola, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Warner Music, Little, Brown and Company and many others. He most recently completed Eric Clapton’s official Christmas video to “White Christmas.”
Edward Alley became conductor of the legendary 7th US Army Symphony at the age of 22, conducting over 100 concerts throughout Western Europe. As principal conductor and manager of the touring Goldovsky Opera Theater, he conducted over 800 performances of opera throughout the United States and Canada. He has served as manager of the New York Philharmonic and as associate director of the Opera Center at the Juilliard School. He currently writes music reviews for The Observer Group, and succeeds his wife, the late June LeBell, as producer-host of Music Mondays.