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Frederic Rzewski

Friday, March 19, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

"A formidable pianist with a touch and attack sometimes eerily reminiscent of Glenn Gould." -New York Times

Composer-performer Frederic Rzewski has always been a classical force to be reckoned with, dating to the 1960s pioneering aesthetic of collective improvisation and the 1970s chamber music that imbued elements from both written and open-ended forms. A piano virtuoso, Rzewski never abandoned the masterworks, and his recitals of canonical works remain legendary. For this special event Rzewski brings the very best of both worlds: Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words and his own best-known work, The People United Will Never Be Defeated!, a set of piano variations based on a Latin American revolutionary chant, which the New York Times has called "magisterial" and "an instant classic." $29, CMA members $28.

 

These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support has been provided by the Musart Society and the John P. Murphy Foundation. Media sponsors are WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream and WCLV 104.9 Classical FM.