After last night’s residency concert with Columbia University composers, I’m looking forward to what’s next. 76 degrees already in New York, and it’s only ten-thirty in the morning…still much to practice today.
With ICE, I’m at P.S. 122 at the end of May in Corey Dargel’s performance piece Thirteen Near-Death Experiences, a fun and fantastically innovative evening-length pop cycle written for the group. Then in Chicago, two broadcast concerts on WFMT with ICE and my great friend Cory Smythe: classic works by Stravinsky, Ligeti, and Kurtag. And the next Close Range program in June will be a typical grab bag, but it’s one I can’t wait to play: Schumann, Szymanowski, and the Schubert c minor sonata, which will also feature heavily in next season’s concerts.