March 15, 2022
Pianist Shai Wosner Curates Signs, Games and Messages, a Three-Day Festival Inspired by the Musical Explorations of György Kurtág at Bard Conservatory, April 1-3

Performers include Mr. Wosner, JACK Quartet, pianists Benjamin Hochman, Terence Wilson, and Gilles Vonsattel, soprano Tony Arnold, Kurtág collaborator/cimbalom player Petra Berényi, cellist Fred Sherry, violinist Movses Pogossian, Bard Conservatory faculty members, and students of the conservatory’s Preparatory Program; festival includes world premieres from Joan Tower, Hans Orweis, and Bard Conservatory composition students

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 15, 2022) — Conceived and curated by pianist Shai Wosner, Signs, Games and Messages is a three-day, four-concert festival at Bard Conservatory that explores the music of Hungarian composer György Kurtág (b. 1926), as well as that of composers who influenced or were influenced by him. The programming is inspired by the exploration of hidden musical connections, cultural references, and personal homages that animate the composer’s music, setting a framework that looks at works from eight centuries—both standard and less familiar—from unexpected angles and in new context.

 

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