The KeyedUp MusicProject announces its first concert of the 2016-17 season, a celebration of the music of Joseph Fennimore. The concert will take place on Saturday October 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th street in Manhattan. The program will include world premieres by Joseph Fennimore and Tevi Eber, as well as works by Ravel and Bellini/Mikhashoff.
Joseph Fennimore began his career in New York City, graduating from Juilliard and then going on to win numerous grants and competitions. After a brief and critically acclaimed career as a pianist, Fennimore traveled to England on a Fulbright grant, returning in 1969 to create the Hear America First concert series in New York, programs devoted to American Music which were broadcast on National Public Radio.
In 1980 Fennimore moved to Albany where he has lived for the last several years, eschewing public artistic life and creating a deeply personal catalogue of over two hundred works. His music has been performed by the Chicago Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Eastman Rochester Symphony, Albany Symphony, and at the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Santa Fe New Music, and Almeida Festivals. His music has been recorded on the Albany, Nonesuch and Cedille labels.
The concert will feature the world premiere of Fennimore’s Sonata in Four Parts, a piano trio transcription of Ravel’s Duo for Violin and Cello, a work in which Fennimore has arranged and amended the Ravel score, transforming it into a fully developed and independent piano trio. Young American composer Tevi Eber’s piano piece, So Far, So Good will receive its world premiere. Also performed will be Fennimore’s Fantasy for piano and his Second Sonata for Cello and Piano as well as Yvar Mikhashoff’’s virtuosic piano transcription of the aria “Casta Diva” from Bellini’s Norma.
About Marc Peloquin
A New York Times critic recently declared pianist Marc Peloquin’s “energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity…” Appearances have taken him from the Palacio de Belles Artes in Mexico City, the American Academy in Rome, Germany’s Darmstadt Festival and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France, to New York City spaces including Merkin Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and Bargemusic. A refined and sensitive chamber musician, he and fellow pianist Roberto Hidalgo are the dynamic ensemble Split Second.
Marc Peloquin’s debut CD, works for solo piano of Otto Leuning, is available on the CRI label. Currently, a 3-disc set of the solo piano works of David Del Tredici is in process with Naxos Records. A native of Rhode Island, Marc received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music with additional studies at Boston University, the New England Conservatory and Tangelwood. He is visiting lecturer at the New School University, a Resident Teaching Artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music and resides in New York City.