George Crumb at 90: Part II

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Melissa Muscato
Description

When George Crumb’s music hit main stages in the early 1970s, he was proclaimed “the savior of music.” In an era in which proponents of atonal, abstract music dismissed all who couldn’t understand it, Crumb’s luminous humanity appealed to those who longed for an emotional, visceral experience in contemporary music.

CMS pays tribute to Crumb with two probing programs which reveal the composer in all his kaleidoscopic creativity. Featured in this CMS mini-festival is pianist Gilbert Kalish, whose definitive interpretations helped fuel Crumb’s meteoric rise.


Musicians
Randall Scarlata, BARITONE • Gloria Chien, Gilbert Kalish, PIANO • Kristin Lee, Sean Lee, VIOLIN • Richard O’Neill, VIOLA • Mihai Marica, CELLO • David Starobin, GUITAR • Daniel Druckman, Ayano Kataoka, Ian David Rosenbaum, PERCUSSION
Composers
George Crumb
Program

CRUMB Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) for Electric String Quartet (1970)

CRUMB The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I) for Voice, Guitar, and Percussion (2008)

CRUMB Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion (1974)


Venue
Alice Tully Hall
Location
1941 Broadway
New York, NY
Phone
2128755788