New Music, Classical
Barbara Scales, Latitude 45 Arts
Gregg Kallor's new album, A SINGLE NOON, features his nine-movement suite for solo piano - a musical tableau of New York life told through a combination of modern classical composition and improvisation. Kallor premiered the suite at Carnegie Hall in 2011. Five-time GRAMMY-nominee Fred Hersch calls A SINGLE NOON "the work of an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great distinction and a true conceptualist... this ambitious and unique suite really takes us somewhere that is very deeply heartfelt and dazzlingly executed. This is 21st-century music that has clearly absorbed the past and looks to a bright and borderless musical future."
Kallor is the recipient of an Aaron Copland Award for composition.