(LENOX, Mass.) – Members of the BSO will perform a diverse array of horn-heavy works ranging from Bach to Beethoven, Debussy, and Duke Ellington on Friday, August 14, at 8pm, in an online concert in the BSO Musicians in Recital from Tanglewood series. Performers include trombonist Toby Oft, bass trombonist James Markey, violinist Alexander Velinson, trombonist Stephen Lange, and Mike Roylance on tuba.
Pianist Conrad Tao will be featured in an online recital featuring music by Beethoven, Ruth Crawford Seeger, David Lang, the pianist himself, and Brazilian composer Felipe Lara’s Injust Intonations, a response to the Black Lives Matter movement commissioned by Tao, on Saturday, August 15, at 8pm, as part of the Great Performers in Recital series.
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 “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.