Grand Band plays @ Liquid Music in St Paul MN

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PHYSICAL SOUND in ORDWAY CONCERT HALL. Grand Band goes to the Twin Cities to premiere a new work by Missy Mazzoli (Thank You Chamber Music America!)


Michael Gordon – Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars…(or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You)*

Paul Kerekes – wither*

Kate Moore – Sensitive Spot

Missy Mazzoli – new work commission*+

Julius Eastman – Gay Guerilla

*Denotes work written for Grand Band
+Commissioned with funding from Chamber Music America

The Artists:
Grand Band features six of New York City’s top pianists: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell. 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, living composers and arrangements of 19th and 20th Century classics. 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 as well as emerging UK composers Nathan Dearden, William Marsey, Lucy McPhee and David Roche. For sold out shows in 2017 Grand Band added arrangements of popular classics to their repertoire – works by Modeste Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition), Gustav Holst (The Planets) and Leonard Bernstein (West-Side Story Symphonic Dance Suite). 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), Sheffield University, Cornerstone Festival Liverpool England as well as the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Cardiff, Wales.

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