Friday, February 9, at 7:30 pm
Pianist Eliza Garth performs works by Sheree Clement and Perry Goldstein, celebrating the March release of "Tour de Force" - her new CD on Albany Records featuring Clement and Goldstein, who will attend the recital on February 9th.
Clement's music, full of shimmering colors and surprising narratives, has been performed by the SF Contemporary Music Players, the Atlantic SQ, the Canyonlands Ensemble of Salt Lake City, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and at the Composers Conference, to name a few. Her awards include the Goddard Leiberson Award (American Academy of Arts and Letters), a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Tanglewood Fellowship.
Goldstein's high-intensity music has been called "kinetic, percussive [and] pummeling" (NY Times). He has composed for such notable performers as Juilliard SQ cellist Joel Krosnick, Emerson SQ violinist Phillip Setzer, pianists Gilbert Kalish and Ms. Garth, the Aurelia, Prism and Capitol Sax Quartets, bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern and saxophonists Arno Bornkamp, Branford Marsalis and Kenneth Tse.
Eliza Garth, through her recordings and her performances worldwide, is renowned as an artist with an adventurous spirit, championing some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. Her recordings of Donald Martino's solo piano works on Centaur met with national acclaim. In the NY Times, Bernard Holland stated, "Ms. Garth...has an exquisite ear for piano sound. One can think of no one better qualified to play this intricate, shining music."