Seven extraordinary pianists celebrate composer John Harbison

Seven extraordinary pianists celebrate composer John Harbison
© Katrin Talbot
In a moment steeped in serendipity, an all-star collection of pianists will gather to celebrate the piano music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm at premiere Brooklyn venue National Sawdust.

The concert, featuring a program of artist-selected keyboard works by Harbison, will culminate in the world premiere of his seven-movement work, A Bag of Tails, performed by each of the seven pianists for whom each movement was written and named.

Distinguished pianists Gloria Cheng, Judith Gordon, Gilbert Kalish, Robert Levin, Ryan McCullough, Molly Morkoski, and Ursula Oppens will perform with the composer in the house.

This historic event is presented by Chris Grymes, founder of Open G Records, and pianist Molly Morkoski.

Program to include:
Three Occasional Pieces (1978)
On an Unwritten Letter (2000)
Piano Sonata No. 2 (2001)
Leonard Stein Anagrams (2009)
Four More Occasional Pieces (1987)
A Bag of Tails (2016)

John Harbison, composer & pianist
Robert Levin, piano
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Judith Gordon, piano
Ursula Oppens, piano
Ryan McCullough, piano
Molly Morkoski, piano
Gloria Cheng, piano

For information and to purchase tickets:
National Sawdust

January 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Bag of Tails - Piano Music of John Harbison
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 11249
Tickets: $29 - $34
Phone: (646) 779-8455

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