Current Season

November 12 — Gloria Cheng “Montage”

Bruce Broughton – Five Pieces for Piano
Don Davis – Surface Tension (world premiere)
Alexandre Desplat – Trois Études (U.S. premiere)
Michael Giacchino – Composition 430 (world premiere)
Randy Newman – Title TBA (world premiere)
John Williams – Conversations (world premiere)
Olivier Messiaen – Preludes, selected (Audience favorite from Spring 2013 poll)

February 11, 2014 – Mark Robson “By Request”

Igor Stravinsky – Sérénade en la*
Beat Furrer – Voicelessness: The snow has no voice
Charles Ives –  Some South-paw Pitching
György Ligeti –  White on White*
Maurice Ohana –  Contrepoints libres
Olivier Messiaen –  L’Alouette lulu*
Toru Takemitsu – Raintree Sketch II*
György Kurtág –  Selections from Játékok*
Thomas Adès – Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face
*audience favorite from Spring 2013 poll

March 18, 2014 – Vicki Ray “New Territories”

Christopher Cerrone – Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Steven Stucky – Sonata for Piano (world premiere) (Piano Spheres Commission)
Joseph Pereira – Six Settings for Solo Piano (world premiere) (Piano Spheres Commission
Vicki Ray – The Waking (audience favorite from Spring 2013 poll)
Vicki Ray – Jugg(ular)ling

April 22, 2014 – Susan Svrcek “Les offrandes”

Béla Bartók  – Improvisations, Op 20
James Wilding – Bits’n Pieces
Townsend Losey – Suspicions
Frederick Lesemann – Preludes After a Tenor by Guillaume Dufay (world Premiere)
Olivier Messiaen – Les offrandes oubliées (audience favorite from Spring 2013 poll)
Frederic Rzewski – Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

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Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Phone Piano Spheres: 323.692.8075

Piano Spheres programs are made possible, in part, by generous grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Department of Cultural Affairs-City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Meet the Composer Commissioning Music/USA, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Piano Spheres is very grateful for KUSC-FM’s generous sponsorship this season.

All programs are subject to change without notice.