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September 14 Concert
"Einstein's Light: Bruce Adolphe's Music from the Nickolas Barris Film"

Featuring performances by Mark Steinberg & Marija Stroke

Albert Einstein said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician.  I often think in music.  I live my daydreams in music.  I see my life in terms of music.” Einstein played violin all his life and was particularly devoted to the music of Mozart and Bach.  In this multi-media presentation, violinist Mark Steinberg of the Brentano String Quartet and pianist Marija Stroke perform Bruce Adolphe’s score for the film Einstein’s Light, with stunning visualizations by Nickolas Barris projected on screen.

Mark Steinberg is an active chamber musician and recitalist.  He has been heard in chamber music festivals in Holland, Germany, Austria, and France and participated for four summers in the Marlboro Music Festival, with which he has toured extensively.  He has also appeared in the El Paso Festival, on the Bargemusic series in New York, at Chamber Music Northwest, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and in trio and duo concerts with pianist Mitsuko Uchida.  Mr. Steinberg has been soloist with the London Philharmonia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Kansas City Camerata, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Philadelphia Concerto Soloists, with conductors such as Kurt Sanderling, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Marija Stroke has performed as soloist and in chamber music in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and Asia, and at festivals including Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, the City of London Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, and Chamber Music Northwest.  Ms. Stroke is a member of the Apollo Trio which has performed at the Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Carnegie, and Avery Fisher Hall.  The recording of Bruce Adolphe’s “Einstein’s Light” with Joshua Bell and Marija Stroke will be released this year by Sony Classical; the first live concert performance of “Einstein’s Light” took place at the UNESCO Theater in Paris in January 2015 in the celebration of the Year of Light, the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s discovery of relativity.  Ms. Stroke is co-artistic director of the Garden City Chamber Music Society.

Cumrun Vafa is an Iranian-American physicist at Harvard University and one of the leading string theorists in the world.  He has written over 250 scientific articles.  He is well known for his joint work on developing a way to calculate black hole entropy and shedding light on some of the work of Stephen Hawking.  He has been recognized globally for his numerous deep and groundbreaking contributions to quantum field theory, quantum gravity, string theory, and geometry.  Dr. Vafa is the recipient of numerous awards including the Dirac Medal, the American Mathematical Society's Eisenbud prize, the American Physical Society's Dannie Heinemann prize for mathematical physics, and the Frontiers prize for fundamental physics.  He was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The conversations continue — please join the National Museum of Mathematics for a wine and cheese reception following the performance.




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Brought to you with the support of Deborah and Dexter Senft and Winton Capital Management.


Please note, as with most concerts, appropriate audience behavior is required.  While we are pleased to welcome children, they need to sit quietly and attentively throughout the performance.  Children who are disruptive, even if unintentionally so, will be asked to leave, and no refunds will be given.

The Harmonic Series is held in the Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center, located at 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street and Lexington Avenue), level B2.  The entrance is located at the 25th Street Plaza. 

September 14, 2016 7:00 pm   through   8:30 pm
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
United States
Event Fee(s)
Harmonic Series performance, Sep 14 $ 30.00

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