Reich’s Six Pianos and More in Toronto, October 12

Source: Soundstreams.

Our season opener showcases a rich and varied contemporary repertoire for multiple pianos, exemplified by Steve Reich’s seminal work Six Pianos. There’s also a world premiere of a newly commissioned work for multiple pianos from Canadian composer André Ristic, alongside works from Cage, Lutosławski, Alexina Louie and Juliet Palmer. We feature a who’s who of pianists/percussionists including Russell Hartenberger, Greg Oh, Stephanie Chua, Ryan Scott, Radka Hanakova and Midori Koga.

FEATURED PERFORMERS
Stephanie Chua, piano
Radka Hanakova, piano
Russell Hartenberger, piano
Midori Koga, piano
Gregory Oh, piano
Jamie Parker, piano
Ryan Scott, piano/percussion

PROGRAM
André Ristic – Variations on a Theme by A. Vivaldi
John Cage – The Beatles
Witold Lutosławski – Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Alexina Louie – Afterimages
Juliet Palmer – Five
Steve Reich – Six Pianos

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