Music on Mondays: Michael Brown, piano

Jeanette Beckman

“One of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” — The New York Times

Recital Salon, Squires | Music

February 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

Winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Michael Brown has been described by The New York Times as a "young piano visionary" and "one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers."

Equally committed as a pianist and composer, Brown's unique artistry is reflected in a creative approach to programming that often interweaves the classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. Audience attendees will experience the use of archaic musical forms to explore new sounds. The program will feature three of Felix Mendelssohn's Preludes and Fugues, including the most famous of the op. 35 set, no. 1 in E Minor; Leonard Bernstein's "Touches" explores both the chorale and variation format; and Maurice Ravel's "Tombeau de Couperin," a touching tribute to comrades who fell during World War I, utilizing old French dances with Ravel's unique sense of sound. He will also perform his own "Constellations and Toccata," a takeoff on one of the keyboard's oldest musical forms.  

Watch video clips of Michael Brown here.  

VT News: 'Pianist-composer Michael Brown offers program with creative flair'


 

ain Street Inn is the official hotel sponsor for the Music on Mondays series.

Admission

$15 general | $12 senior | $7 student

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