Emerging Artist Paul Cornish plays music by Black American women composers and his own compositions.
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. Ursula Oppens and Lisa Moore join Piano Spheres core artists, Emerging Artists, and Guest Artists from the last 20 years in a concert/celebration of his life and legacy and a celebration of Rzewski's music.
Vicki Ray contemplates vastly different realizations of Stravinsky's paradoxical statement "All composition is frozen improvisation" in works by Bartok, Cecil Taylor, Schnittke, Wadada Leo Smith, Kagel, Harold Budd, Ligeti, Nicholas Deyoe, and Poulenc.
Mr. Harada is the best known Ondist in Japan, and one of the few masters of this unique instrument in the world. With special guests Mark Robson, piano Kojiri Umezaki, shakuhachi (from Silk Road Ensemble). Support from the Japan Foundation
HOCKET explores the virtuosity of two prepared pianos with a wide variety of materials including coins, screws, nuts & bolts, and more in John Cage’s seminal work, Three Dances for two prepared pianos. Alongside this groundbreaking work, HOCKET will be premiering companion pieces by Sarah Gibson for the same instrumentation, Thomas Kotcheff for two prepared pianos and percussion performed with the guest ensemble icarus Duo, and Peter S. Shin for two prepared pianos and electronics.
Musical exchange and fantasy form are the inspirations for a program of preludes, fantasies, and other short works by seven composers spanning half a millennium. Like a beating heart, Schumann’s Fantasiestück, Op. 12 is nestled in the middle of the recital.