This coming Saturday, January 19 at 8 pm, I’ll play a classical program including Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G minor, Beethoven’s Sonata in E major opus 109, Brahms’ Four Pieces opus 119, and Debussy’s Pour le piano.
At 8 pm on Friday, February 8, I’ll perform Andrew Lovett’s Four Preludes, sharing an evening with author and scholar Philippa Kelly, who will discuss Across the Atlantic, Across the Pacific: Conversations About Diaspora, exploring the sense of loss and shame in the cultures of both colonial and Aboriginal Australians. British-born composer Andrew Lovett wrote his preludes as a gift for a young friend who was learning piano and had a strong penchant for the music of JS Bach. He is a visiting composer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford.
At 8 pm on Saturday, February 16 will be the U.S. premiere of Intenso, a seventy-minute meditative piece by Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear. Alcohol and cookies will be served.
8 pm Saturday, March 9- An evening of minimalism and postminimalism, combining: Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth (1943-2012) with selections from Glass Houses by Ann Southam (1937-2010).
All these concerts are at the Berkeley Arts Festival space at 2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck and Oxford, in Berkeley.$10-20 admission (sliding scale) www.berkeleyartsfestival.com