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Frederic Rzewski: An Appreciation
April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The iconic composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski was to have given a Piano Spheres recital this coming February in a rare US appearance. Now rescheduled to Saturday April 16th, pianists Ursula Oppens and Lisa Moore join Piano Spheres core artists, Emerging Artists, and Guest Artists from the last 20 years in a celebration of Rzewski’s music. An open air, four-hour concert/celebration of his life and legacy on the Colburn Plaza starting at 4:00, includes many of his works for piano.
To RSVP for the 4pm marathon concert ONLY, click here.
The following concert at Zipper Hall at 8:00 includes the world premiere of “Suite,” commissioned by Piano Spheres, the west coast premiere of “Amoramaro,” the two-piano version of “Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues” performed by HOCKET, and other works to be announced.
To purchase a ticket for the 8pm concert (which includes the option to RSVP for the 4pm marathon concert), click on the “Buy Tickets” button above.
4:00pm MARATHON PROGRAM
The Colburn School Plaza
1971 Falling Music – Jack Dettling
1974 Jefferson – Stephanie Aston (soprano) and Todd Moellenberg
1977 Piano Piece #2 (from 4 Piano Pieces) – Antoinette Perry
1978 Squares – Mark Robson
1978-9 North American Ballads – Nic Gerpe
1. Dreadful Memories
2. Which side are you on?
3. Down by the riverside
1988 To His Coy Mistress – Genevieve Feiwen Lee
1989 Fantasia – Genevieve Feiwen Lee
1992 A Life – Jack Dettling
1995-03 The Road – Brendan White
Part 1: Turns (Miles 1-8)
From Part 8: The Big Day Arrives (Miles 57 – 64), Mile 61, Stop the War!
2008 Rubenstein in Berlin – Daniel Newman-Lessler
2009 Flowers 1 – Richard An
2014 From “Winter Nights” – Andrew Anderson
Night 1 and Night 2
2016 Songs of Insurrection No. 3 – Thomas Kotcheff
“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around”
2017 8th Nocturne (From 8 Nocturnes) – Andreas Foivos Apostolou
8:00 EVENING CONCERT
Zipper Concert Hall
2021 Suite – Piano Spheres Core Artists
Prélude à L’imitation de M. Couperin
La New Yorkaise
2020 Amoramaro – Lisa Moore
1977 Piece No. 4 (from 4 Piano Pieces) – Lisa Moore
2020 Friendship – Ursula Oppens
2019 Rondo – Ursula Oppens
1979 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues – HOCKET
arr. for two pianos