Concert for Piano, with The Orchestra of the S.E.M. and soloist Joseph Kubera
The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble and the international chamber orchestra Ostravská banda – both founded and directed by Petr Kotik – join forces for an evening of rarely performed classics and world premieres by emerging composers at Zankel Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 (7:30 p.m.).
Highlights include acclaimed Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle in György Ligeti’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; award-winning Czech violinist Hana Kotková in the N.Y. premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Riti neurali; and long-time John Cage’s collaborator Joseph Kubera in Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra.
The program also features world premieres by two young and up-and-coming composers – Carolyn Chen’s Wilder Shores of Love and Alex Mincek’s Pendulum #7—and Kotik’s own In Four Parts, 3, 6 & 11 (for John Cage). Kotik will conduct The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble as well as Ostravská banda.
The celebrated concert in 1992,“Tribute to John Cage” at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, established The Orchestra of the S.E.M Ensemble. For this occasion, SEM Orchestra premiered Cage’s complete Atlas Eclipticalis with David Tudor on piano. For its return to the prestigious concert venue, The Orchestra of S.E.M. will partner with Ostravská banda – a unique chamber orchestra, composed of some of the best young musicians from Europe and the United States.
WHEN: April 13, 2011, 7:30 pm WHERE: Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall TICKETS: $15