Music Preview: THE GILMORE 2020-2021 VIRTUAL CONCERT SEASON (Gilmore International Keyboard Festival)

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by Tony Frankel on September 7, 2020

in Music,Theater-International,Virtual

WONDERFUL PIANO FESTIVAL COMING TO YOU THIS YEAR

The Gilmore — the organization known for its biennial Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, a three-week celebration in western Michigan of keyboard artistry  — has come up with a 2020–21 virtual concert season, webcast from September 20, 2020 to May 16, 2021. Until now, one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the US entertained and enlightened thousands. Now it will be millions.

The season includes three series of live-streamed concerts: Piano Masters, featuring established, world-class artists in recital; Jazz Club, a series of concerts led by top keyboard artists on the jazz scene; and Rising Stars, spotlighting some of today’s most outstanding young pianists. The latter two series are live-streamed from Kalamazoo’s Wellspring Theater. E-tickets will be available from Gilmore on a pay-what-you-can basis. Free, pre-recorded webcasts are also scheduled as special events. Overall, there will be 13 sensational classical and jazz live stream performances featuring both world-class and emerging artists. You can also check out other Gilmore videos on its YouTube Channel.

THE GILMORE — 2020–21 VIRTUAL CONCERT SEASON

Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Mackenzie Melemed, piano

 

SIBELIUS  Valse Triste, Op. 44, No.1
BACH  Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in F major, Op.54
LISZT  Funérailles, from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
FLORENCE PRICE  Meditation
DEBUSSY  Estampes
SCRIABIN  Préludes, Op.16
STRAVINSKY  Étude No. 4, from 4 Études, Op. 7                      

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Chaeyoung Park, piano

LIGETI  Musica Ricercata, Nos. 4, 8, 9, and 10
DEBUSSY  Pour le piano
UNSUK CHIN  Etude No. 5 (“Toccata”)
BRAHMS  Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Teldex Studio (Berlin)

Piano Masters Series

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

MESSIAEN  L’alouette lulu (“The Woodlark”), from Catalogue d’oiseaux, No. 6
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in C-sharp minor, Sonata quasi una Fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
MESSIAEN  La chouette hulotte (“The Tawny Owl”), from Catalogue d’oiseaux, No. 5
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
STOCKHAUSEN  Klavierstück IX

Event may be viewed on-demand for 24 hours following initial airing.
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Sunday, November 29 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Dominic Cheli, piano

CARL VINE  Piano Sonata No. 1
H. LESLIE ADAMS  Etude No. 2 in A-flat major, from Piano Etudes, Book 2
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”)

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Steinway Hall (New York City)

Piano Masters Series

Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN  Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
DEBUSSY  Suite bergamasque
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in F-minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

Event may be viewed on-demand for one week following initial airing.
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Sunday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Jazz Club Series 

Emmet Cohen Trio
Emmet Cohen, piano, bandleader
Russell Hall, bass
Kyle Poole, drums

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, February 7 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet
Isaiah J. Thompson, piano, bandleader
Julian Lee, tenor saxophone
Philip Norris, bass
TJ Reddick, drums

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Special Event
Rachel Naomi Kudo, 2008 Gilmore Young Artist, piano

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN  Suite à l’ancienne (Suite in the old style) (world premiere)
Prèambule
Allemande
Courante
Air
Gavotte
Musette
Gigue

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Evren Ozel, piano

BACH  Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in E major, Op. 109
GEORGE WALKER  Piano Sonata No. 5
CHOPIN  Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61
CHOPIN  Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Special Event

Angela Hewitt, piano

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)

Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Friday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Jazz Club Series 

Aaron Diehl Trio
Aaron Diehl, piano, bandleader
David Wong, bass
Quincy Davis, drums

Event may be viewed on-demand for 24 hours following initial airing.
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Sunday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Glenn Zaleski Trio
Glenn Zaleski, piano, bandleader
Desmond White, bass
Allan Mednard, drums 

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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Sunday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Live streamed from Wellspring Theater

Rising Stars Series

Avery Gagliano, piano

BACH  English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
BEETHOVEN  Sonata in E-flat major, Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 1
ROBERT NATHANIEL DETT  Magnolias, from the Magnolia Suite
CHOPIN  Mazurkas, Op. 56
CHOPIN  Waltz in F major, Op. 34, No. 3
CHOPIN  Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Event may be viewed on-demand for 30 days following initial airing.
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