Vers La Flame

Martha Clarke, Director
Christopher O’Riley, pianist
Music by Alexander Scriabin
Stories by Anton Chekhov

“Love, longing, folly, angst — the world of Chekhov takes flight in the tableaux and movement embodied by six performers. Martha Clarke (The Garden of Earthly Delights) has created a wordless evocation of Chekhov’s tales, magically illuminated through the strong, modern light of Scriabin’s piano repertoire.”
This was part of the Lincoln Center Great Performers series.

September 15-19,
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 18, 3:00 p.m.
The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd St.
New York

Exclusive Video Screening

The Scriabin Society of America presented a screening of Prometheus, Poem of Fire, Op. 60. This was an exclusive screening of the video production which was broadcast on television in the Netherlands in October, 1998. It features color design by the video artist, Peter Struycken with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev, the Netherlands Radio Choir and pianist Alexander Toradze. The screening was in conjunction with an exhibition entitled The Holy Art of Imperial Russia, 60 religious icons dating from 1700 – 1917.In addition, NPS has made a sequel to this video, this time with no musicians on screen. The new production entitled Scriabin’s Vision was broadcast in the Netherlands on September 26, 1999 on Nederland 3. The video was also designed to accompany a live performance, and it was premiered on a large screen 13 x 6 meters, on September 23, 1999 at the Gergiev-festival in De Doelen in Rotterdam at a performance with Alexander Toradze on piano and Valery Gergiev conducting the Kirov Orchestra and choir.

September 8, 1999
5:30 p.m.
Gallery of
the American
Bible Society
New York

Gala Concert

Pianists Dmitry Rachimanov
Five Preludes, Op. 16
Valse, Op. 38, A-flat Major
Two Etudes, Op. 8
Fantaisie, Op. 28

Pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky
Two Poemes, Op. 32
Etude Op. 42, No. 3
Poeme Tragique, Op. 34
Vers la Flamme, Op. 72
Feuillet d’Album, Op. 45, No. 1
Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

October 29, 1998
Steinway Hall
109 West 57 St.
New York

Lecture Recital

Lecture-RecitalThe Scriabin Society of America presented a lecture-recital by the Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov discussing (in English) the Prefatory Action, Scriabin’s uncompleted final work as reconstructed by Alexander Nemtin, on Mr. Lubimov was in the USA for appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival on August 14 and 15 and graciously agreed to do this benefit for the Scriabin Society of America.

August 13, 1998
7:30 p.m.
Steinway Hall
109 West 57th St.
New York