Guest Artists in Recital - Ray/Kallay Duo, featuring Aron Kallay and Vicki Ray, piano & keyboard
Quartertone Incandescence. Program to include Three Quartertone Pieces (Charles Ives), Rad for two microtonal keyboards (Enno Poppe), and a new commission by Jason Heath.
About Aron Kallay:
Pianist/composer Aron Kallay has been praised as possessing "that special blend of intellect, emotion, and overt physicality that makes even the thorniest scores simply leap from the page into the listeners laps." After Aron premiered three of his works, composer and music critic Kyle Gann was "struck speechless," adding, "he did a beautiful job and made me all impressed with my music all over again... he makes me want to write more." Learn more...
About Vicki Ray:
Described as “phenomenal and fearless” Vicki Ray is one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano music. A long-time champion of new music she has worked with some of the most prominent composers of our time, including figures as diverse as Gyorgy Ligeti, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Elliot Carter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Oliver Knussen, Louis Andriessen, Steven Stucky, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and Chinary Ung. Ms. Ray has commissioned and premiered numerous works, running the gamut from established composers such as John Adams, Morton Subotnick, Stephen Hartke, David Rosenboom, Paul Dresher, Rand Steiger, Kamran Ince and Eric Chasalow among others - to emerging young artists such as Amy Kirsten, Daniel Wohl and Oscar Bettison. Learn more...