FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020
Concert Premieres at 8:00 PM (ET)
Conversation with the Artists available starting at 10:00 AM (ET)
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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. Dancing to J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, “Teicher slaps the pallets with lightning speed, leaping from one to the other for contrast, matching Tao, note for accelerated note.” (NPR Music). Teicher’s comment captures the essence of their partnership: "While Conrad and I primarily work in different genres and mediums, our work together is a fruitful conversation, an exchange of ideas, values and approaches. And it often leaves me with more questions than answers, and for me, that's the sign of a collaboration worth pursuing."
Aria from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Swing 2 from More Forever and improvisations
Five Piano Pieces, op. 23: V. Walzer
COLES & BUFALINO
The Coles and Bufalino Soft Shoe
Intermezzo in E major, op. 116/4
Song and Dance, based on Mozart's Sonata in A major, K.331: III. Allegretto "Alla Turca"
Sonatine: II. Mouvement de Menuet
Rhapsody in Blue, arr. for solo piano
Related Collections and Resources at the Library of Congress
- Tap Dance in America (searchable database)
- Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (manuscript score)
- Brahms: Intermezzi op. 118/1 and 119/1 (manuscript score)
- Brahms: Intermezzi op. 119/2-3 (manuscript score)
- Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev (collection)
- Bronislava Nijinska Collection (collection)
- Martha Graham at the Library of Congress (collection)
All events for the 2020-2021 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
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