Event Calendar

Friday, October 2, 2020

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

Image shows 8 students on the Valentine Balcony at night, lit up by string lights. Most are standing around while one student is playing the piano.

Music on the Val Balcony

Come join us in listening to our own Amherst students performing from the Valentine Balcony. Some chairs will be provided, but we recommend you bring a sweatshirt as fall draws near!

Conrad Tao sitting at a piano, near a window

M@A: A Virtual Season Presents Composer and Pianist Conrad Tao

M@A's 2020-21 Virtual Series continues with a live, online performance by composer and pianist Conrad Tao hosted by Maestro Mark Lane Swanson. This performance is free and open to the public. Please visit the Music Department Event Live Stream page listed below to catch the show. We look forward to seeing you!

Program
CONRAD TAO: All I had forgotten or tried to
J.S. BACH: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: Piano Study in Mixed Accents
JASON ECKARDT: Echoes' White Veil
BEETHOVEN: Sonata op 31 no 2, 'The Tempest'
FREDERIC RZEWSKI: Which Side Are You On?
(from North American Ballads)

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times, who also cited him as “one of five classical music faces to watch” in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist—an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. At the 2019 New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessies”), Tao was the recipient of the award for Outstanding Sound Design / Music Composition, for his work on "More Forever," his collaboration with Caleb Teicher.