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  • Ripley Presents: Pianist Henrique Eisenmann’s “Voices”

    One Musician. Inspired. Eclectic. Distinctive.


    LIVE and LIVE STREAMED: FRIDAY, May 19, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

    WINCHESTER, MA: Live in-person and live streamed from the stunning Ripley Chapel at First Congregational Church, Winchester. Please join us for an inventive and dynamic evening of Jazz improvisation, highlighting one of the finest pianists of our day, Henrique Eisenmann.


    Drawing inspiration from different world genres, chants, voices, poems and animal sounds, Henrique Eisenmann is changing the paradigm of contemporary improvisation, creating an original musical universe that is powerfully inventive, authentic and accessible to anyone


    Spectacle “Voices” was envisioned by pianist Henrique Eisenmann over the past 10 years as a result of multiple experiences mixing music with the spoken voice. Drawing from several different musical styles – including classical music, contemporary jazz, avant-garde improvisation and folk Latin-American music – Eisenmann creates a musical world that connects music to every “voice” in unexpected, provocative and lyrical ways. You will hear the voices of a 6-year-old Peruvian boy in Lima; a Ghanaian girl on the streets of Accra; a group of washers from Brazil; Israeli poet Hadassa Tal and many others.


    Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Eisenmann has always been intrigued with the idea of translating different musical sonorities to the piano. Eisenmann focuses on unique collaborations with artists from all different fields: dancers, poets, and actors. Among his latest releases, the 2017 album “The Free Poetics of Henrique Eisenmann”  (Red Piano Records) has drawn unanimous praise from critics across the world. Eisenmann has performed in numerous international jazz festivals and has worked with dozens of outstanding musicians such as Gunther Schuller, Luciana Souza, Paul Winter, George Garzone, Matti Caspi and Tom Zé.  Henrique is a faculty member at The Juilliard School (NYC) and the New England Conservatory in Boston.


    From Raul Gama, JazzdaGama: “But in literally everything he does he leaves the listener breathless, for scarcely has one thought through one Henrique Eisenmann idea, than another comes into being, unfolding musically more beautiful than the first.”


    Concert tickets are $20 – both live and live-streamed. To purchase tickets: bit.ly/RPHEisen


    For more information, please visit www.fcc-winchester.org or contact Jane Ring Frank at 857-919-0983 or at jringfrank@gmail.com.