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ABOUT PORTALS

RECENT PRESS

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Portals: an evening length multi-media musical exploration of the human longing for connection in the digital age featuring  violinist Tim Fain. 

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WALL STREET JOURNAL
(OCT. 2011) view article (URL)

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
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VOGUE (SEP 2011)
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VANITY FAIR (OCT. 2011)
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TRAVEL AND LEISURE
(SEP. 2011) view article (PDF)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
(AUG. 2011) view  (PDF)

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PAST PORTALS PERFORMANCES

View the full list of past performances HERE



THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PORTALS: 

"An ingeniously practical show that Fain can take on tour, unencumbered by much more than a laptop.  His goal is to find new ways to frame the music, and in that he succeeded admirably.  It was the music, conveyed through Fain’s warm, beautifully centered tone; expressive and varied vibrato; and matter-of-fact virtuosity, that commanded the attention. He expanded the show’s purview by including poetry interludes in which Fred Child read works by Leonard Cohen, often appearing on the screen framed in a Web browser page or on a laptop or an iPad. Several movements of the Glass — a rugged, seven-movement suite that draws on both the intensity of Bach’s solo violin music and Mr. Glass’s patent use of repetition — were mated to quirkily narrative, athletic dance sequences, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied." - New York Times

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“Violinist Tim Fain plays like a virtuoso and thinks like a cinematographer. The show, Portals, is a smart mix of sound and vision for the Facebook vision who love Bjork and Beethoven with equal ardor.”

- Vanity Fair

"Fain's recital was often dazzling, always risky, and unfailingly exciting, opening ears (and eyes). A handsome young man in charge of his instrument, Fain's strong technique delivered the "new Philip Glass," the composer of lyric and melodic gifts quite different from the purveyor of the metronomic repetition of motifs which characterized his early work..."

 - Herald Tribune (Sarasota, Fla)

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UPCOMING SHOWS

 OCT 26, 2012 - MELBOURNE FESTIVAL, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE AUSTRALIA - TIME: 7:30  Tel. (03) 9699.3333

 

NOV 30, 2012 - ONEONTA CONCERT ASSOCIATION - TIME: 7:30 PM 



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JAN 11, 2013 - CHAMBER MUSIC MONTEREY BAY - TIME: 8:00 PM Sunset Cultural Center San Carlos & 9th Street Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA Tel. 831 625 2212

 

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JAN 25 2013 - UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, BUFFALO NY - TIME: 7:30 PM Centre for the Arts, Drama Theatre

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OCT 17. 2013 - ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM - TIME: OCT 2013 280 The Fenway Boston, MA Box Office 617 566 1401 

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Copland House is proud to be the non-profit fiscal sponsor of Portals, please click on the PayPal button below. Your contribution will be earmarked solely to support Portals.

PLEASE NOTEYou do not need a PayPal account to make a contribution. Simply click on "Pay with debit or credit card" after enterting your contribution. Or you can send a check made payable to Copland House, Inc. PO Box 2177, Cortlandt Manor NY 10567 USA 

 

 

With thanks to our major supporters KANEKO, Maybach Foundation, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Ringling International Festival and all our private donors.


PRESS INQUIRIES & REPRESENTATION

Elizabeth Dworkin
Dworkin & Company
(914) 244-3803
Elizabeth@dworkincompany.com

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Honest Music Live Footage

Excerpt of film by Benjamin Millepied

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Official Trailer 

The Making of Portals



 

PERFORMERS / ARTISTS

Tim Fain

Tim Fain

VIOLINIST, PRODUCER, AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR With his adventuresome spirit and vast musical gifts, violinist Tim Fain...

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Nicholas Britell

Nicholas Britell

PIANIST Nicholas Britell is a composer, pianist, and producer. He has recently finished the score for...

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Kate Hackett

Kate Hackett

CO-PRODUCER, DIRECTOR Kate Hackett is an independent filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  A 2009 graduate of the...

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Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied

CHOREOGRAPHER; DIRECTOR, DANCE FILMS Born in Bordeaux France, Benjamin Millepied began his dance training at the...

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Fred Child

Fred Child

SPOKEN WORD ACTOR Fred Child is the host of American Public Media's, Performance Today the most-listened-to classical...

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Haylee Nichele

Haylee Nichele

DANCER Haylee Nichele was born and raised in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. At the age...

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Julia Eichten

Julia Eichten

DANCER Julia Eichten has just recently graduated from The Juilliard School this past May.  While attending...

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Craig Black

Craig Black

DANCER Born and raised in San Jose, California, Craig Black began dancing at age 10 with...

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