A performance by the Scotland-based artist is a pulse-quickening journey through both artistic styles and physical space. The renowned percussionist has commissioned and premiered works from a wealth of composers of wide-ranging cultures and traditions, earning 2015’s Instrumentalist of the Year honors from Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Society for his achievements.
With over 850 commissioned works and arrangements to its credit, representing composers from five continents, Kronos is an unrivaled innovator in the Western classical tradition and an ever-curious explorer of other idioms ranging from jazz, blues, and indie rock to the folk, classical, and traditional music of many other cultures.
Three Pieces After Bach
In this solo program, the piano master explores his relationship to Bach from several angles, juxtaposing his own new composition, Three Pieces After Bach, with several canonical pieces from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and a selection of earlier Mehldau jazz compositions.
Avi Avital & Omer Avital
A coincidentally shared surname only scratches the surface of the deep affinity between these two accomplished musicians. Both born in Israel, the two artists represent different (though highly complementary) musical paths.
Shankar returns to both her cultural and familial roots, leading a virtuoso septet in a program devoted to North Indian classical music. The artist combines Indian musical currents with jazz, pop, flamenco, and more for a return performance on our stage.