UPDATE: contest closed. Congratulations to Alex, one of Kevin Marshall’s Americans. Enjoy the show!

Kevin Marshall’s America is honored to be giving away two (2) tickets to see “Jaroslaw Kapuscinski: Catch the Tiger!” live at EMPAC on Saturday, April 16th at 7:00pm.

To win the tickets, submit a comment in response to this blog post by Thursday, April 14th at 5:00pm and tell us:

Where is your favorite place (locally) to see a live event?

The winner will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail. In other words, USE YOUR REAL E-MAIL ADDRESS!

Saturday at EMPAC

In addition to providing stunning and adventurous visual art, music, and performance pieces, EMPAC (the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) boasts stunning architecture and even more astounding acoustics, making it literally one of the best locations on the planet to hear a concert.

The world-renowned pianist will engage the audience in a one-of-a-kind performance that is a delight to all the senses, not just the ears. From EMPAC:

Intermedia composer and pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski creates lighthearted and fanciful pieces in which musical instruments are used to control multimedia content. In these media compositions, he controls projections of videos and computer-generated graphics as he plays piano. The images, words, and music combine to entertain, but also provide insight into the artistic relationship between words and music. The witty integration of his virtuosic piano playing combined with a precisely timed flow of images informs his latest work, Where is Chopin?, in which he plays excerpts from Chopin’s 24 Preludes in conjunction with videos of people in various countries listening.

More information on the event and the artist, from EMPAC, is after the jump.

+ Website: http://www.jaroslawkapuscinski.com/
+ A trailer for Where is Chopin?: http://vimeo.com/21792605
+ A lengthy lecture on his process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyWYAcvwPOg

Tickets are required and are available through the EMPAC box office for $15 general admission; $10 for students, seniors, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty and staff; or $5 for Rensselaer students.

Evelyn’s Café will open at 6 PM. Parking for this event is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.

Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website: http://www.empac.rpi.edu/. Questions? Call the EMPAC Box Office: 518.276.3921.

Jaroslaw Kapuscinski is an award-winning intermedia composer and pianist whose work has been presented at New York’s MoMA; ZKM in Karlsruhe; the Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, and Centre Pompidou in Paris; and Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, among others. He trained as a classical pianist and composer at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and expanded into multimedia during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and through doctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego. Kapuscinski is an assistant professor of composition and director of the Intermedia Performance Lab at Stanford University.

5 Responses to Giveaway: 2 free tickets to virtuoso pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski at EMPAC this Saturday

  1. jakester says:

    Proctor’s Theater, cozy…
    Tent in latham, cozy and gone
    Turning Stone Casino, again cozy… you’re right next to the artist if you can get tickets. IF not, there’s not a bad seat in the smallish room…

  2. lz says:

    Proctor’s. Easy parking. Easy in. Easy out. Lovely interior to look at during intermission.

  3. Alex says:


  4. Rich says:

    Lots of great places for local live events…
    Washington Park Playhouse, Capital Rep, Palace Theater, SPAC, Cohoes Music Hall, Alive at Five, Troy Riverfront, and of course EMPAC to name a few but I never had such a great time as I did last at the BMG show at Proctors. Put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. Proctors is my favorite place for live entertainment.
    Always wanted to try Curtain Call Theatre in Latham – any word on that place?

  5. Michelle says:

    I like The Palace Theater. They have great kids shows like Dr Kaboom and even though it wasn’t a live performance – It was great to see E.T. on the big screen again after so many years – and share for the first time with my 11 year old son.

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