Currently on view:
Free and open to the public.
To celebrate his wife’s exhibition Solo Dar Gracias / Just Give Thanks on view in the Zabar Project Gallery from Nov 7-28, the Oscar-nominated composer José María Vitier (Strawberry & Chocolate), will present a short piano performance in support of the show preceding the opening in the Helmerich Theater. Vitier is an icon in Cuba, combining the elegance of the classical tradition with the romance and pathos of Cuban folk melodies.
Jose Maria Vitier is a Cuban music composer and pianist. He has made music for movies and television, as well as compositions for piano, symphonic orchestra, chamber orchestra, among other formats. His style often combines the classical and Cuban folk music styles.
The winged ladies, shadowy forests and moonlit seas of self-taught Cuban artist Rivero’s paintings and altarpieces evoke a deep sense of history and recall the magic realism of Marc Chagall.