Jacob Greenberg

Sunday, April 26, 2009

adventures to come

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.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

spring blooms in the cold

Another busy stretch, but spring is officially here, despite the lack of spring weather. It was a pleasure to be re-immersed in Ives this last month. I'll return to it in the fall, when Music at Close Range has its season premiere (location TBA), and I'll pair the Ives with the Schumann Carnaval.

In the next few weeks: editing for my solo disc, grant applications, a concert at Symphony Space with Columbia University composers, and a few days off in New Orleans.