Fall 2020

Beethoven and Pianos:

Off the Beaten Path

Fall 2020

Music as Refuge

The View from Here: A DMA Recital by Richard Valitutto

Richard Valitutto performs piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Julius Eastman, Linda Catlin Smith, George Walker, and a new work premiere of his own. Join him live on YouTube for the premiere on December 12 at 3pm here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAGxEa8ErQXBZ_mBHPwCvaA.

Xak Bjerken Plays Ulysses Kay’s Inventions, Including Four Unpublished

Xak Bjerken reencounters the first piece of “new” music he ever played—Ulysses Kay’s Four Inventions—and, after seeking the manuscript in the libraries of Columbia University, finds four more unpublished ones. Hear his performance of them all and conversation with Kay’s daughter Virginia here.

Off the Beaten Path with Beethoven

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel our festival planned for September, Beyond Beethoven: 2020-1770. But stay tuned as we transform elements from it festival into a series of online performances, talks, and interviews!


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