DACAMERA Recitals series
Conrad Tao, piano
Felipe Lara: Injust Intonations (#BlackLivesMatter)
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Study in Mixed Accents (ossia ii)
Conrad Tao: all I had forgotten or tried to
Tania León: Ritual
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest”
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Study in Mixed Accents (ossia i)
David Lang: wed
The multi-talented young pianist presents an electrifying recital with Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata at its center, surrounded by compositions of Ruth Crawford Seeger, Tania Leon, Felipe Lara, David Lang and Tao himself. These newer works reset our expectations and allow Beethoven’s masterpiece to be heard anew. Conrad performs on a top-notch piano with superior sound at Tanglewood in New England, the storied summer home of the Boston Symphony.
Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times, who also cited him as “one of five classical music faces to watch” in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and was named a Gilmore Young Artist — an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation.
“inventively juxtaposed old and new works…virtuosity can involve more than pyrotechnic display, as Mr. Tao made beautifully clear…Mr. Tao’s playing was steely and exhilarating.” – The New York Times
“The kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music” – New York Magazine
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