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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

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Conrad Tao

Caleb Teicher

PROGRAM

J.S. BACH

Aria from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

TAO/TEICHER

Swing 2 from More Forever and improvisations

SCHOENBERG

Five Piano Pieces, op. 23: V. Walzer

NOBLE/POWELL/TATUM

"Cherokee"

COLES & BUFALINO

The Coles and Bufalino Soft Shoe

BRAHMS

Intermezzo in E major, op. 116/4

MOZART/DAVID PARKER

Song and Dance, based on Mozart's Sonata in A major, K.331: III. Allegretto "Alla Turca"

GERSHWIN

Rhapsody in Blue, arr. for solo piano

RAVEL

Sonatine: II. Mouvement de Menuet

J.S. BACH

Aria from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

This not-to-be-missed evening is the product of a brilliant partnership of two rapidly rising stars. Pianist and composer Conrad Tao is an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and more.Dancer and Choreographer Caleb Teicher is a recipient of the New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship, a Harkness Promise Award, and two Bessie awards, and has collaborated with artists and institutions around the world.

Each earns raves for electrifying performances; together, they are astonishing in Counterpoint, a program of music and dance both composed and improvised. Excerpted here is their brilliant rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, held in manuscript in the Library’s George and Ira Gershwin Collection, and arranged by Conrad Tao.

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