Music Inspired by Music

Saturday, May 25th | 7:30 PM



The innovative Reflections in Music series returns with artistic director Bruce Wolosoff inviting audiences to Music Inspired by Music.

The evening includes music inspired by Bach by Villa-Lobos, music written in the style of Borodine by Maurice Ravel, a musical portrait of Chopin by Robert Schumann, and the premiere of Bruce Wolosoff’s epic variations on House of the Rising Sun.


As John Lennon famously said, “Amateurs borrow, professionals steal (itself stolen from T.S. Elliot’s “Amateur poets borrow, mature poets steal.”)


Composers are often inspired by other art forms, but most frequently they are inspired by other music. Often these influences are unconscious and the composers themselves may be unaware of them, and at other times there is a more deliberate “borrowing” that may or may not be acknowledged by the composer! This program is of music in which the composer fully acknowledges their musical influences.



Reflections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that hopes to bring the appreciation of classical music to new audiences and to spark new ways of thinking about and engaging with the classical music experience to those who are already music lovers. For more information visit



“Bruce Wolosoff is a formidable pianist and composer” (Gramophone) who has been lauded as “an authentic American voice” for his integration of classical, jazz, blues, and contemporary influences. Recent projects include the solo piano album “Memento” on Avie Records, which is currently in rotation on radios stations throughout the world. “Paradise Found,” a recent album of Wolosoff’s music for cello and piano that he recorded with cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio was a Billboard Top 10 bestselling classical album. Wolosoff has recently completed a double concerto “At the Still Point of the Turning World” for violinist Michael Guttman and cellist Jing Zhao.

Upon its release in 2018, the Wolosoff concerto for cello & orchestra, performed by Sara Sant’Ambrogio with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Grzegorz Nowak was also a Billboard Top 10 classical album. Critic Jerry Dubins of Fanfare Magazine described the concerto as one of “compelling beauty” that “can be declared an instant masterpiece.” Wolosoff collaborated with the late choreographer Ann Reinking on two award-winning ballets, “The White City” and “A Light in the Dark.”

Bruce Wolosoff is the artistic director of Reflections in Music.

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The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


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