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    Center for Jewish History

    15 W. 16th St.
    New York, NY 10011


As part of its exploration of Gravity 350,  the Chelsea Music Festival presents a program at the Leo Baeck Institute celebrating Albert Einstein’s contributions to science as well as his lifelong love for his violin and chamber music. Einstein is known to have said that “life without playing music is inconceivable…I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music…I get most joy in life out of music.”

The program will celebrate the music that inspired and helped Einstein search for answers, with works by Mozart, Dutilleux, Itoh and a World Premiere of a Festival commission by Nicolas Namoradze called Gravity: Concerto for Double Bass and String Ensemble. The Festival once again brings world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to LBI including Lisa Lee, Fanny Clamagirand, Amy Galluzzo, Dominik Wagner, Natalie Kress, Greg Luce, Angela Lee, and the Momenta Quartet: Emilie-Anne Gendron, Alex Shiozaki, Stephanie Griffin and Michael Haas.

An exhibit of Albert Einstein’s artifacts and mementos will also be on display.

The 2016 Chelsea Music Festival runs from June 10-18, 2016.

Info and updates can be found at www.chelseamusicfestival.org.

Beverages available at intermission.

Open seating.

Wheelchair access.