Friday, October 9 at 8:00pm

The Poetry of Chester Biscardi
"Chester Biscardi is rapidly gaining stature as one of America's most capable and versatile composers, with a musical voice that if anything is growing more distinctive and compelling over time. Connoisseurs of vocal music will of course be most interested in what Biscardi has written for singers and might be inclined to view these works collectively as his finest artistic achievement. In fact, Biscardi has demonstrated consummate assurance and imagination in all of his compositions, including his many instrumental works." – Journal of Singing.

works by Chester Biscardi*^, Dennis Tobenski*^, and Robert Schumann
pianists Marc Peloquin, Chester Biscardi, Dennis Tobenski

Saturday, February 6 at 8:00pm

The Legacy of David Diamond
"Composers, like pearls, are of three chief sorts, real, artificial, and cultured. David Diamond is unquestionably of the first sort; his talent and his sincerity have never been doubted by his hearers, his critics, or by his composer colleagues." – Virgil Thomson, The New York Herald Tribune

works by David Diamond, David Del Tredici, Daron Hagen, Francis Poulenc, Percy Grainger
performers: Split Second Piano Ensemble: Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin

Saturday, April 30 at 8:00pm

The Magic of André Previn
"Of Russian Jewish origin, composer, conductor, and pianist André Previn left his native Germany in 1938 to live in Paris and to subsequently settle in Los Angeles in 1940. His early career of orchestrating film scores at MGM led quickly to conducting engagements of symphonic repertoire and on to an international career as Music Director of such orchestras as London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Pittsburgh. In the 1980s, he concentrated increasingly on compositions for the concert hall and opera. His own richly lyrical style underscores his love of the late Romantic and early 20th-century masterpieces of which his interpretations as conductor are internationally renowned."

works by André Previn, Ricky Ian Gordon, Dmitri Shostakovich
performers: Harolyn Blackwell, soprano; Naho Parrini, violin; Marc Peloquin

* composers in attendance
^ premiere performance
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