As a phoenix obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor, the works in Stewart Goodyear’s Wallis debut piano concert obtain new life by arising from the sound world, past traditions, and gestures of Franz Lizst. Listen to virtuosic splashes of color created by Debussy, the urban landscape constructed by Jennifer Higdon, the intense improvisation and haunting dissonant starkness by Anthony Davis, or the pianism in a new work by Goodyear that pays tribute to his Trinidadian roots.
Jennifer Higdon: Secret and Glass Gardens
Debussy: La Cathedrale Engloutie
Stewart Goodyear: Phoenix (California Premiere)
Anthony Davis: Middle Passage
Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse
Beethoven: Sonata in B-flat major, Opus 106 “Hammerklavier”
Approximately one hour and 40 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
PRELUDES @ THE WALLIS
Join us at 6:30 PM for a conversation with the artist moderated by Classical California KUSC's Brian Lauritzen.
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