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WORLD PREMIERE :: "Pasión LIVE! A Film Set to Live Classical Music" :: Montrose, Colorado


Montrose, Colorado based Healthy Rhythm Creative Group and internationally acclaimed New York City cellist, Wendy Law, are pleased to bring the World Premiere of "Pasión LIVE! A Film Set to Live Classical Music" to the Montrose Pavilion and Events Center Auditorium, Montrose, Colorado, January 14, 2020. Pasión LIVE! is a movie and Live Classical Music Performance portraying a story of love, betrayal, and redemption.

Pasión was filmed across the Mediterranean and in New York City and focuses on the experiences of the film’s central character Sona, portrayed in the film by Ms. Law, while bringing together her most loved Latin music, from Bossa nova and Tango, to Classical Spanish works alive on stage. Ms. Law will be accompanied by pianist Will Healy and percussionist Justin Hines, both of New York City. Go to WWW.WENDYLAW.COM to view the Official Trailer.

This is an All Reserve Seated Event. Reserved seating prices, with accompanying section/row numbers, are listed here for purchase. Reserved seating for each section is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Physical tickets for Pasión LIVE! will be available for pick up at Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (68 S Grand Ave., Montrose), Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting on or before Friday, December 27, 2019. Tickets purchased here are also eligible for Will Call pick up the night of the show at the Montrose Pavilion box office. NOTE: Please include Gallery Pick Up or Will Call in the notes section when you make your purchase. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Montrose Pavilion box office (date is forthcoming).

Chicago filmmaker, Dilonna Rutherford, will be present for this World Premiere Event. A discussion with Ms. Law and Ms. Rutherford will occur immediately following the event and will include a facilitated interactive Q&A session with the audience.

“Healthy Rhythm Creative Group is extremely thrilled to have the World Premiere of Pasión LIVE! occur in Montrose, Colorado” said founder Ken Vail. “Wendy’s cello playing and visual storytelling will be a very special treat for Montrose, the Western Slope and all of Colorado. This community-wide event will put an exclamation point on the Arts for the city of Montrose, and is the catalyst for other such future events.”

Pasión was produced by Wendy Law and directed, filmed, edited, and written by Chicago filmmaker, Dilonna Rutherford. Music for the visual album was recorded, edited, and mastered by Luis Bacqué. Piano performance was by Emiliano Messiez and Sandro Russo. Dance performance was by Viktor Vichitomoff, Andres Bravo and Sarita Apel.

Healthy Rhythm Creative Group will also hold an intimate, world-class, VIP concert performed by Classical Jam (CJ) WWW.CLASSICALJAM.ORG at Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery the evening of January 15th. CJ is committed to presenting engaging, lively, and high-caliber performances to diverse audiences. Known for its engaging style and creative concert programming, CJ is a collaborative chamber ensemble
that unites acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians. Ms. Law is the group’s founder. Purchase information for this limited seating concert is forthcoming.

Healthy Rhythm Creative Group would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors to date, individuals, businesses, and organizations who are helping make this exciting event possible. Current sponsors include the City of Montrose, Hiley Lucy, Dennis Lankes and Nicole Stone, Stephen and Eileen Field, Montrose DART, Storm King Distilling Co., and Sherry Kammerer. If you or your business/organization would like to become a sponsor, please contact Ken Vail at healthyrhythm@gmail.com or stop by Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (68 S. Grand Ave, Montrose) for more information.

Cellist Wendy Law has appeared as soloist with renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Russian Philharmonic, and Juilliard Orchestra. Ms. Law has performed throughout North America, appearing in such venues as Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the J.F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. and Jordan Hall, Boston. An active chamber musician, she has collaborated with the Borromeo String Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma and Pamela Frank among others.

In 2003, Ms. Law was invited by the office of the UN Secretary-General to perform at the General Assembly of the United Nations in a memorial ceremony for the UN staff and family members of those who lost their lives in the attack on the UN compound in Baghdad, Iraq. By the invitation of the "Association of Performing Arts Presenters", Ms. Law was showcased in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Other appearances include New York’s Bargemusic, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, and at the Caramoor and Marlboro music festivals. A regular touring artist, Ms. Law has toured with “Musicians From Marlboro" and performed internationally in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Belgium.

Ms. Law has appeared on television and radio. Ms. Law has been featured on Japan's NHK TV documentary series "New York Streets," which was broadcast nationwide. She has also appeared on PBS TV's documentary broadcast on the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's tour of Chile and Argentina, of which Ms. Law was the featured soloist. She performed at Boston's WGBH Radio and at Hong Kong's radio station. Ms. Law has recorded Wing-Fai Law's "Phantasm" with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for the Hugo label.

A recipient of numerous awards, Ms. Law has received the Juilliard InterArts Award, first prizes in the Juilliard Cello Concerto Competition, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Kingsville International Competition, Fischoff National Competition (as a member of the Amaryllis String Quartet), the Harvard Musical Association Achievement Award, as well as local and national prizes in the American String Teacher's Association Competition and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition.

Ms. Law began her cello studies with Ge Wu at the Hong Kong Academy of the Arts.At the age of 12, she moved to the US to study with Mark Churchill at Boston’s New England Conservatory Preparatory School as well as the Walnut Hill School. Ms. Law received her Bachelor of Music with Distinction from the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser, and her Master of Music and the prestigious Artist Diploma Program from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Joel Krosnick and Tim Eddy. In addition to her active performance schedule, Ms. Law is a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and founder and Artistic Director of Classical Jam.

Will Healy is a composer and pianist based in New York. Noted for his "lushly bluesy" sound and "adroitly blended... textures" (New York Times), he is the artistic director of ShoutHouse, a collective of hip-hop, jazz, and classical musicians. After his time playing trumpet in an Afrobeat band, he grew interested in collaborating with performers from many corners of the New York music scene. He is also an accomplished pianist specializing in Bach, with a repertoire that includes the complete Goldberg Variations. Recent awards include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, a 2017 JFund commission, and prizes in the Juilliard and Kaleidoscope Orchestra Composition Competitions. Healy was the recipient of the Richard Rodgers Scholarship at The Juilliard School, where he studied with John Corigliano, Steven Stucky, and Samuel Adler.

Percussionist and educator Justin Hines, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, enjoys playing a wide diversity of musical styles, including classical, Broadway, rock, jazz, and contemporary music. As a percussionist, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit. He has toured with the Jerusalem Symphony, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, and new music ensemble Alarm will Sound. As a Broadway musician, Justin has played on many Tony Award winning shows, including Caroline, or Change, Disney’s TARZAN, In the Heights and Pippin. As an educator, he has collaborated with the Saint Louis Symphony, the New World Symphony, the 92nd Street Y, the Lincoln Center Institute, Carnegie Hall, the Caramoor Center for the Arts, Midori and Friends, the New York City Opera, and the Juilliard School. Currently, Justin is a composition mentor for the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, and is the host of the Young People’s Concerts. He is on the teaching faculty of New York University, and an education consultant for the New World Symphony.

NOTE: There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if the show is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.