Pianist Jeffrey Jacob: A Century of the Pianistic Cutting Edge

8:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Wednesday Feb 22, 2017
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Music Building

This program explores very recent, progressive works for the piano as well as Bela Bartok's seminal 'Out of Doors Suite,' two of Samuel Barber's most important works, and George Crumb's gigantic, avante-garde, and theatrical Makrokosmos, Vol. II, his largest and most ambitious work for solo piano. The program will also include a performance of Music Department Associate Professor Victoria Malawey's "Miniatures."

Described by the Warsaw Music Journal as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers of 20th century music,” and the New York Times as “an artist of intense concentration and conviction,” Jeffrey Jacob received his education from the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the Peabody Conservatory (Doctorate) and counts as his principal teachers, Mieczyslaw Munz, Carlo Zecchi, and Leon Fleisher. Since his debut with the London Philharmonic in Royal Festival Hall, he has appeared as piano soloist with over 25 orchestras internationally including the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Charleston, Saõ Paulo and Brazil National Symphonies, the Silesian, Moravian, and North Czech Philharmonics, and recently, the London Symphony and the New Jersey Philharmonic. A noted proponent of contemporary music, he has performed the world premieres of works written for him by George Crumb, Vincent Persichetti, Gunther Schuller, Samuel Adler, Francis Routh, and many others. He has performed solo recitals in London, Dublin, Glasgow, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Prague, Warsaw, Bucharest, Milan, Madrid, Helsinki, Rio de Janeiro, Saõ Paulo, Havana, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Tokyo, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto, Ottawa, and throughout the U.S.

This event is for: Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: Music

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