Grand Band @ Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Wales UK

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Concerts in the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Cardiff, Wales

10.30am Concert 1 for primary schools – Reich, Moore, Metcalf, Wallace
(hosted by Helen Woods)

8pm Concert 2 – works by Reich, Kerekes, Lang, Metcalf and Gordon and Wallace*
*world premiere, commissioned by Vale of Glamorgan FEstival

Grand Band features six of New York City’s top pianists. The ensemble has been described by The New York Times as “a kind of new-music supergroup” and “the Traveling Wilburys of the city’s new-music piano scene”. Labelled “awesome” by Sequenza 21 and ‘inventive’ in New York Magazine, this stunning collection of performers creates a powerful sonic force. A modern and unconventional troupe, Grand Band champions new music and living composers. Their recent commissions include new works by composers Michael Gordon, Paul Kerekes, Missy Mazzoli, and Ben Wallace. Grand Band repertoire also includes original works by David Lang, Philip Glass, John Metcalf, Kate Moore, Steve Reich, Kevin Volans and Julia Wolfe. Broadcast regularly on New York’s WQXR’s Q2 radio, Grand Band has performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon, (le) poisson rouge, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Lansdale Community Concerts (PA), Rite of Summer Festival (NY) and in the UK in both Sheffield and Liverpool.

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