Houston Premiere

Adam Tendler, piano | “Inheritances”

Event details

  • Tuesday | May 7 | 7:30 PM
  • The Menil Collection
  • 1533 Sul Ross St Houston TX 77006
  • 713-524-5050 | boxoffice@dacamera.com

Read Adam Tendler’s essay about this project from The New York Times.

“emotionally involving…musically rewarding… It was a joy to hear so much good music from so many contemporary artists.”

The New York Times

Music of Devonté Hynes, Nico Muhly, Laurie Anderson, inti figgis-vizueta, Pamela Z, Ted Hearne, Angélica Negrón, Christopher Cerrone, Marcos Balter, Missy Mazzoli, Darian Donovan Thomas, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Scott Wollschleger, Mary Prescott, Timo Andres and John Glover

The recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists and the Yvar Mikhashoff Prize, pianist Adam Tendler is one of classical music’s most recognized and celebrated artists, commissioning major works from composers as diverse as Christian Wolff and Devonté Hynes, and appearing as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, and on the main-stages of Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, and BAM. He is featured on Wild Up’s latest, Grammy-nominated album of works by Julius Eastman.

After his father’s unexpected death, Adam Tendler used his inheritance, a wad of cash received in a parking lot, to begin a commissioning project inviting a broad spectrum of sound artists and composers to create new piano works exploring the idea of ‘inheritance’ itself. Woven into one intimate program, these pieces tell a universal story of lineage, loss and place, and become a meditation on confronting our past while moving forward into the future.

“emotionally involving…musically rewarding… It was a joy to hear so much good music from so many contemporary artists.” — The New York Times

“currently the hottest pianist on the American contemporary classical scene” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

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