Lineage - Vigeland, Copland & Smit

Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 8:00 pm

This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.

Tenri Cultural Institute

43A West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011


Copland, Smit, Vigeland
Copland, Smit, Vigeland

KeyedUp MusicProject presents a program of solo and four-hand piano music by three fascinating composers; Nils Vigeland, Leo Smit, and Aaron Copland. Featuring pianists Marc Peloquin and Roberto Hidalogo, we will celebrate the relationship between these three composer-pianists who have contributed great works to the piano repertoire.

Marc Peloquin
Marc Peloquin

Included on the program will be Nils Vigeland's expressive two-piano work Valentine, as well as Life Sketches, a suite of six pieces that depicts different moments in the life of the late composer-pianist Yvar Mikhashoff. Two works by Leo Smit will also be performed: the Romanza movement from his Piano Sonata Four Hands as well as the three-movement Rural Elegy, which was inspired by a lyric poem of Washington Irving. Aaron Copland will be represented by his memorable work Variations on a Shaker Melody, and we will close the program with his festive homage to Cuba, Danzon Cubano.

Nils Vigeland will be in attendance and will say a few words about his work, as well as his relationship to Smit and Copland. Following the concert, we invite you to a lovely reception where you can meet the artists.

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