Bits And Pieces 01.26.12

Love Inspired’
    On Saturday at 7 p.m., Soo Bae, a cellist, and Tania Bannister, a pianist, will perform romantic classical works at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane in Southampton. The program “Love Inspired,” will include the Saint Saëns Concerto, Fauré Elegy, and other romantic selections.
    Ms. Bae was the winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and was praised by The New Yorker as superb. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Canada soon after taking up the cello at the age of 6. By age 8, she was enrolled at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She eventually received her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School and currently teaches at the Gordon College in Boston and runs the Angelos Mission Ensemble Chamber music program in New Jersey, of which she is founder and director.
    Ms. Bannister recently achieved victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition and praise from The Washington Post. She has performed all over the world and at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. She was born in Hong Kong and holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music in London, Yale University, and the Mannes School of Music.
    Tickets are $20 and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door or online at southamptonculturalcenter.org.  


Watermill Goings-On
    The Watermill Center will present the second in a series of conversations marking the publication of “The Watermill Center — A Laboratory For Performance: Robert Wilson’s Legacy” tonight at 6:30. The discussion will focus­ on the center’s structure and its unique history as a research facility for Western Union.
    José Enrique Macian, the editor of the book, and Ann Lombardo, the president of the board of the nearby Water Mill Museum, will discuss the history of the site and center and share images of the Western Union building and an 18-minute film “Watermill 1993” by Stefan Kurt with new footage of the Watermill Center in the summer of 1993.
    In New York City on Sunday at 8:45 p.m. and Monday at 3:30 p.m, “The Space in Back of You” will be screened at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. The film’s subject is Suzushi Hanayagi, a major influence on Robert Wilson. Mr. Wilson’s discussion of her contributions to dance and choreography are featured prominently in the documentary, which includes images of many of her performances and the recollections of other colleagues.
    When he discovered the artist was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Mr. Wilson resolved to work with her once again. They communicated through a shared language of gesture and stage movement, resulting in an homage that was performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The film was directed by Richard Rutkowski, who grew up on the South Fork and will speak after the screening. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased through filmlinc.com.


Opera Goes HD
    The latest offering in the Parrish Art Museum’s Opera and Ballet in Cinema series will be presented with the museum’s new HD projection system on Sunday at 2 p.m.
    The Royal Opera’s new production of Jules Massenet’s “Cendrillon” is a four-act opera based on Charles Perrault’s 1698 version of the Cinderella fairy tale. It premiered in Paris in 1899. This production, praised by London’s Telegraph newspaper, was directed by Laurent Pelly. Joyce DiDonato sings the title role. The running time is 170 minutes, including intermission. Tickets are $17, $14 for Parrish members.

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