2017 / 2018 – Van Gogh’s Ear

The vibrancy of Van Gogh’s paintings is only half his story. He frantically worked on several paintings at a time, experimenting with color and form. Time became his enemy as violent fits of madness and terrifying hallucinations consumed his being. Wrestling a fractured psyche with his determination to paint the beautiful, fragile world he saw, Van Gogh revealed his struggle to his brother Theo.  ERC’s Van Gogh’s Ear brings the tormented creativity of Van Gogh to life.

“If my work is that of a madman … I should prefer my insanity to the sanity of others.” – Van Gogh

With chamber and vocal works by Franck, Fauré, Chausson, and Debussy, including Chausson’s shimmering Chanson perpétuelle for mezzo-soprano and piano quintet.

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August 10 to
September 10, 2017

Van Gogh's Ear
Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders

The Irene Diamond Stage
at The Pershing Square
Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036