On Monday, November 3 at 8 p.m., the Cleveland Contemporary Players will host pianists from around the country who will present a concert of music by French composer Betsy Jolas (in residence), Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen, Elliott Carter, and a performance of the rarely-heard version of Amériques by Edgard Varèse (arranged by the composer for two pianos-eight hands).
The concert will is free and open to the public and will feature pianists Amy Williams, Amy Briggs, Winston Choi, and Lisa Kaplan. It will take place in Drinko Hall in the Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave. on the Cleveland State campus.
Amen des étoiles, de la planete a l’anneau (1943) — Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Piècesjaypieces (2001) — Betsy Jolas (b. 1926)
Tango Si (1984) — Jolas
callingecallingec (2008) — Jolas
Diversion #2 (1999) — Elliott Carter (b. 1908)
Teletalks (2008) — Jolas
Piano Phase (1967) — Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Amériques (1921) — Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)
The Cleveland Contemporary Players (CCP), founded by Cleveland State professor of music and composer Andrew Rindfleisch, is an organization designed to explore the most vital issues relevant to contemporary music and culture. A major component to the Music Composition curriculum at Cleveland State, the CCP brings into residence the most renowned visiting artists in contemporary music. With major residencies occurring up to 10 times per year, the CCP champions the living creative artist and seeks to combine the highest standard of professional performance within the environment of one of the most unique music composition degree programs in the country.
For more information about this concert and upcoming events, please contact Vickie Peters, Program Liaison for the Cleveland Contemporary Players, at 216.802.3054 or visit the website at www.csuohio.edu/concertseries/ccp.
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