George Crumb at 90: Part I

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time
5:00 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
Tony Arnold, SOPRANO • Gloria Chien, Gilbert Kalish, PIANO • Kristin Lee, VIOLIN; Mihai Marica, CELLO • Tara Helen O’Connor, FLUTE • Victor Caccese, Daniel Druckman, Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, Ian David Rosenbaum, PERCUSSION
Composers
George Crumb
Program

CRUMB Selections from Three Early Songs for Voice and Piano (1947)

CRUMB Four Nocturnes (Night Music II) for Violin and Piano (1964)

CRUMB American Songbook III: Unto the Hills for Soprano, Amplified Piano, and Four Percussionists (2002)

CRUMB Processional for Piano (1984)

CRUMB Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players (1971)

CRUMB New Work for Percussion Quintet (CMS Commission, World Premiere)


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