ERC Presents "Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart" at BAM
Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) Featuring ABT Dancer Daniel Mantei
Celebrating its 13th season, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart at The Fishman Space in the new BAM Fisher. A fully staged theatrical concert blending striking music, powerful language and biography, Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart delves into the unconventional 16-year long relationship between one of the great composers of the 19th century and his patroness, Madame von Meck. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this evening-length production seamlessly interweaves a dramatic script performed by actor Simon Fortin (Tchaikovsky) and actress Ariel Bock (Madame von Meck) of Shakespeare & Company with live chamber and vocal music performed by violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Adrian Daurov, pianist Eve Wolf and tenor Blake Friedman. Featuring some of Tchaikovsky’s epic pieces including Piano Trio in A Minor, Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart represents some of the composer’s balletic works through dance both choreographed and performed by American Ballet Theatre dancer Daniel Mantei.