Area audiences will have the opportunity to hear acclaimed pianist Alan Feinberg, one of the pre-eminent performers of contemporary music, in a campus appearance on Thursday (Nov. 19).
Part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the College of Musical Arts’ MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, his program includes works by Robert Helps, Mauricio Kagel, Jo Kondo, Olivier Messiaen, Eric Moe and Charles Wuorinen. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center and is free and open to the public.
Feinberg has forged a remarkable career based on musical exploration. With well over 300 premieres to his credit by such composers as John Adams, Milton Babbitt, John Harbison, Steve Reich and Wuorinen, he is well known for recitals that pair old and new music and put a fresh and provocative perspective on both.
Often on the cutting edge, Feinberg was featured on opening night of the San Francisco Symphony’s Maverick Festival, as well as the first performance of John Adams’ “Nixon in China” for the Guggenheim’s Works in Progress Series and Carnegie Hall’s birthday celebration of the music of George Gershwin with Dick Hyman. He is a frequent soloist with orchestras in the United States and abroad.
Feinberg has recorded four solo CDs for London/Decca that survey American music, in addition to piano concertos numerous composers. He received his fourth Grammy nomination for “Best Instrumentalist with Orchestra” for his recording of the Amy Beach’s “Concerto” with the Nashville Symphony. Recent recital programs have highlighted his interest in bridging the old and the new.
Feinberg has appeared at festivals worldwide and was the first pianist invited by the Union of Soviet Composers to present American contemporary music in Moscow and Leningrad.
Music at the Forefront is an annual concert series featuring performances by accomplished and innovative performers of contemporary music. For more information, contact the center at 2-2685 or email email@example.com.