The Chef & The Doctor: Special Event at the NEW Bouley Test Kitchen
Join us at Bouley Test Kitchen for a musical version of “ The Chef and the Doctor” – our series of health-focused, multi-course culinary experiencesfeaturing world renowned doctors and Chef David Bouley.
This event features Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner – one of North America’s most exciting and versatile musicians, sought after as conductor, composer, and keyboard artist.
Julian will play the Test Kitchen’s Steinway Model B Grand Piano and discuss “The Feldenkrais Method,” of which he is a practitioner. The Feldenkrais method is a form of somatic education that aims to improve movement repertoire and the way in which the mind and body work together, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being. Julian’s presentation will be followed by a musically-inspired multi-course dinner created and prepared by Chef David Bouley, accompanied by a wine program curated by Beverage Director Adrien Falcon.
About Dr. Julian Wachner:
Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner is one of North America’s most exciting and versatile musicians, sought after as conductor, composer, and keyboard artist.
Julian is also a certified Practitioner of The Feldenkrais Method.
The Feldenkrais method is a form of somatic education — a category which includes such disparate forms as Yoga and the Alexander Technique — that aims to improve movement repertoire and the way in which the mind and body work together, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.
Julian began his Feldenkrais training in order to maximize his own potential as a musician. He received his diploma as a certified Practitioner following a four year course of study in the south of France, studying principally under Educational Director Yvan Joly. He has taught the Feldenkrais Method at the Tanglewood Music Center, Glimmerglass Opera Young Artists Program, McGill University, Yale University, and at Boston University, and maintains a private practice in New York City.
As Director of Music at New York’s historic Trinity Church Wall Street, Julian oversees an annual season of hundreds of events, with duties including conducting Trinity’s flagship weekly series, Bach at One, which canvasses the entire choral-orchestral output of J. S. Bach, and leading Compline by Candlelight, Trinity’s innovative and fully improvised variation on this ancient monastic ritual. He also curates the long standing and cherished Concerts at One series, presenting an eclectic program of weekly concerts for Lower Manhattan and beyond through its HD live and on-demand webcasting. Besides serving as Principal Conductor of Trinity’s resident contemporary music orchestra NOVUS NY, The Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Wachner is also Music Director of the Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus, with whom he won ASCAP’s Alice Parker award for adventurous programming and Chorus America’s Margaret Hilles Award for Choral Excellence.
Wachner has an extensive catalogue of original compositions that have been variously described as “jazzy, energetic, and ingenious” (Boston Globe), having “splendor, dignity, outstanding tone combinations, [and] sophisticated chromatic exploration…” (La Scena Musicale), and being “a compendium of surprises” (Washington Post). The New York Times has characterized his music as “bold and atmospheric,” demonstrating “an imaginative flair for allusive text setting,” and has praised him for “the silken complexities of his harmonies.” The American Record Guide noted that “Wachner is both an unapologetic modernist and an open-minded eclectic – his music has something to say.”
Wachner also enjoys an active schedule as a guest conductor. Orchestral engagements have included performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Montreal, Pacific, Calgary, and Pittsburgh Symphonies; New York Philharmonic; Seraphic Fire; National Arts Centre Orchestra; Philharmonia Baroque; Hong Kong Philharmonic; Bang on a Can All-Stars; and Apollo’s Fire. He has also conducted the San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Juilliard Opera Theater, and New York City Opera, as well as for Carnegie Hall Presents, National Sawdust, and the Lincoln Center Festival.
With multiple Grammy nominations to his credit, Wachner has recorded on the Chandos, Naxos, Atma Classique, Erato, Cantaloupe Music, Arsis, Dorian, Acis, and Musica Omnia labels. He is published exclusively by E.C. Schirmer and represented worldwide by Opus 3 Artists.
Upcoming Bouley Events:
Wed, Sept. 27, 2017, “The Impact of Digestion on Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle” with Dr. Keith Berkowitz and Chef David Bouley$197.00 Add to cart
Tues, Oct. 10, “Healing Arthritis and The Basics of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet” with Dr. Susan Blum and Chef David Bouley$197.00 Add to cart
Wed, Oct. 25, 2017, 6:30pm, “The Last Diet You’ll Ever Need” with Dr. Richard Firshein and Chef David Bouley at Bouley Botanical$197.00 Add to cart
The ‘Chef and the Doctor’ events begin with a reception at 6:30 pm, featuring passed canapés and a specialty health tonic cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle in the company of the guest doctor. Chef Bouley will then prepare a multicourse menu with wine pairing featuring products and ingredients to address the topic of the evening. The doctor will present during the event and be available for all questions and answers.
‘The Chef and the Doctor’ event ticket price of $197 includes tax and gratuity.