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The Roux series offers an unexpected roux to shake up conventional boundaries between genres and styles. Come ready to hear and see a little of what you think you know and little of what you could never have imagined. 




Photographs by Corey Phillips Fowler

Opening reception: April 16th, 2016 7pm-9pm

Live music performance by David Giardina and Alana Murphy

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By: Corey Phillips Fowler

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Beyond the cacophony of beads and colors in the clothing of the Flower Hmong women at the Bac Ha market in the northwest Lao Cai Province of Vietnam, one is struck by their lovely countenance and clear strength. And the Black Hmong women in nearby Sapa share that same notable countenance and strength, even if their fashions differ.

Their strength is clearly physical, a product of residing in mountainous regions, and toiling in remote rural farming areas, as well an underlying strength of family and community connections.

The privilege of being able to photograph people of vastly different cultures and identities cannot be overstated. It is the jumping off point to understanding how different and yet the same all people are – making a living, taking pride in what is presented as one’s own to share and sell, holding family connections most dear. It is my intention with these images to draw the viewer into lives that are worlds away and show the initially unfamiliar, that upon closer reflection has aspects very familiar indeed.

*The title Whispers from the Mountains comes from a statement made by Mainong Yang, a young Hmong American woman. She said ,”(It) represents where the Hmong people live in Asia, the voice of Hmong women, how we don’t have to be loud to be heard and how we have kept our culture and traditions in a changing world”.

For 35 years, Corey Fowler has observed the world through a camera lens. Initially the journey focused on family and friends; candid observations and open eyes have led to images recording the temporal to the poignant. In the last 14 months Corey more actively sought to show her work, with acceptances to juried exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, and, most proudly, with a solo show in Havana, Cuba.




Sets include classic tunes from Tin Pan Alley, "As Time Goes By" and "My Melancholy Baby"


David Giardina

David Giardina has been a solo baritone crooner with swing orchestras such as The Robert Lawrence Orchestra and The Todd Sullivan Orchestra as well as with piano accompaniment including Mark York and Paul Bisaccia. He specializes in the great American songbook and in fact he lives in the area of NYC once called “Tin Pan Alley”.David has performed at such venues as the world famous Rainbow Room, The Algonquin Hotel, The Central Park Band Shell as well as command performances at the United Nations and many others. In look and sound David is evocative of early Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee and Al Bowly yet with a style all his own.

Alana Murphy

Alana Murphy is a pianist, writer, musicologist, and teacher based in New York. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where her research interests include nineteenth-century piano music and Lieder, ballet, and Fin-de-Siecle Vienna. Alana has performed at Elebash Recital Hall in midtown, and has participated twice in the Vancouver International Song Institute's Song and Scholarship program. She has taught music theory, music history, ear training, and piano at Indiana University and the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music. A perpetual balletomane and former dancer, Alana has served as an accompanist for the Boston Ballet School, the Joffrey Ballet School, the Juilliard Dance Department, and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, among others. Her piano teachers have included Edmund Battersby, Ursula Oppens, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Arnaldo Cohen; she currently studies with the wonderful Seymour Bernstein of documentary fame.













February 20th, 2016 7pm-11pm

Come join us tonight for some music


Repertoire:

Beethoven-- Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 (1825)

Brahms-- Ballades, Op. 10 (1854)

Prokofiev-- from Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 (1935):

      The Young Juliet

      Romeo and Juliet before parting




Alana Murphy

Alana Murphy is a pianist, writer, musicologist, and teacher based in New York. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, where her research interests include nineteenth-century piano music and Lieder, ballet, and Fin-de-Siecle Vienna. Alana has performed at Elebash Recital Hall in midtown, and has participated twice in the Vancouver International Song Institute's Song and Scholarship program. She has taught music theory, music history, ear training, and piano at Indiana University and the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music. A perpetual balletomane and former dancer, Alana has served as an accompanist for the Boston Ballet School, the Joffrey Ballet School, the Juilliard Dance Department, and the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, among others. Her piano teachers have included Edmund Battersby, Ursula Oppens, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Arnaldo Cohen; she currently studies with the wonderful Seymour Bernstein of documentary fame.

Stanzi Vaubel

Stanzi Vaubel started out as a classical cellist. She trained at Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard Pre-College. She has collaborated on projects at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center and performed at venues such as Tanglewood, The Long House, and Carnegie Hall. She was hired by the Whitney Museum to design an interactive web project focused around teen engagement with contemporary American art. She graduated from Northwestern University where she ran a radio show called "Ready To Talk" which featured filmmakers, actors, writers, and poets from around the world including Alex Ross, Aleksandar Hemon, Francine Prose, and David Amram. She worked for New York Public Radio and was the first person to produce video content for the culture page online. Her audio documentary Practice, Practice, Practice was featured by the Third Coast Audio Festival, her short film We're Apart of the City won Directors Choice at the Black Maria Film Festival. In 2012 she was selected to participate in The Telluride Film Festival's Student Symposium. In 2013 she produced a series for Chicago Public Radio called The Gift which dropped inside poetry and great literature from the past and present. In 2014 she was a fellow at UnionDocs Center for Documentary where she made a feature called This Place. Currently she is a teaching fellow in the Media Studies Department at The University at Buffalo.

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