The Piano Spheres Series at REDCAT opens with Satellite Artist pianist Nadia Shpachenko. Described by critics as “spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique,” she enjoys bringing into the world powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation. The program IN FULL SAIL will feature piano, toy piano, percussion, electronics, and multimedia in works composed for Nadia by seven American composers in 2013 and 2015.
Composer Thomas Adès devotes his downtime in L.A. to … rehearsing
Thomas Adès comes to Los Angeles to get work done.
So you might be surprised to learn what the British composer — who’s on deadline to finish his third opera, “The Exterminating Angel,” in time for next year’s Salzburg Festival — does with his spare time while here in L.A.
To relax after composing, Adès has been rehearsing a handful — actually two handfuls — of difficult modern piano pieces to play for a Tuesday recital in Zipper Hall at the Colburn School.
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