Sunday, February 11, at 4:00 pm
Photo by Russell Dian
Composers Concordance presents 'Piano Motion,' a concert event pairing new piano compositions with an array of contemporary choreographies. As pianists Christopher Vassiliades, Jai Jeffryes, and Marija Ilic perform brief solo sets, dancers Max Pollak, Julie Fotheringham, and Livya Howard-Yashar meld techniques from tap, modern dance, jazz, classical ballet, Afro-Cuban, and body percussion to the varied music.
This program is dedicated to the wonderful musician and educator Catherine Luening in a milestone birthday year and features compositions by Otto Luening, Ann Warren, Christopher Vassiliades, Dan Cooper, Dominy Clements, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Gene Pritsker, Gyorgy Kurtag, Joseph Pehrson, Leos Janacek, and Masatora Goya. For the grand finale, all three pianists meet at one piano to perform a newly-composed suite for piano six hands. Following the concert, there will be a wine-and-cheese reception.
This event has been selected by Composers Now to be included in its Composers Interviewing Composers Series.