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Saturday, November 23 at 8 pm
This debut concert of Music For Two Pianos, performed by acclaimed pianist Natalie Tenenbaum an Julian Waterfall Pollack, will feature not only music written by both musicians but also works by John Adams, the Goo Goo Dolls, Steve Reich , and Johnny Mandel. The electric all-American program was drawn together by the performers' love of great music, regardless of genre. In addition to the demanding written material on the program, some of pieces call for the two pianist to improvise. All the music featured in the concert written between 1978 and 2013 on American soil.
Pianist & composer Natalie Tenenbaum has appeared as soloist and with orchestras across Israel, Europe, Asia and the US, performing in venues such as Lincoln Center, Korea’s National Theater, Jerusalem Music Center, the Kennedy Center, Berlin’s Konzerthaus. An avid performer of new music, Tenenbaum premiered Tomer Addadi’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in 2011 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and gave an “invigorating… sparkling performance” (New York Times) of Jason Eckardt’s Piano Concerto, Trespass, that same year. Graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie premiered her own compositions at Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, Merkin Hall, The National Arts Gallery (New York), Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, The Blue Note. Natalie is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel cultural foundation as well as Ronen Foundation. She is a winner of the 2012 Harrington Award and the 2013 Jean Banks Award (BMI)
Julian Waterfall Pollack
At 18 years of age, Pollack was featured on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, and went on to later open at the Blue Note in New York City for Chick Corea and Gary Burton, as well as performing as a sideman with Brian Lynch at the Village Vanguard. Julian’s critically acclaimed record, “Infinite Playground” received accolades with comments ranging from "ferociously assured and creatively dazzling," to "masses of heart and soul, adding an emotional intensity that lifts this music to uncommon heights..." This year, Pollack won an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award for his composition "Blackberry," which was included on his latest record. He was also recently featured in the film In Good Time, a documentary about the life of Marian McPartland. Last year, The organization The French Will Never Forget (TFWNF) commissioned Pollack to compose and arrange for piano and the Academie de Musique Symphony orchestra for the largest September 11th ten-year commemoration in the world outside of NYC, which took place in front of the Eiffel Tower, at the Place du Trocadero in Paris. Last year he performed with Broadway-star Carrie Manolakos at the Poisson Rouge in NYC where they performed Radiohead's "Creep" (arranged by Pollack), which was videoed and became a viral sensation on Youtube, receiving over 1,000,000 views within the first two weeks of its release. In 2012, Pollack wrote and performed his original Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, which was premiered by the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in Sacramento, CA. The piece also recieved performances at the Mendocino Music Festival and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, with Pollack at the piano.
Tickets: $10 suggested donation at the door, Reception to follow.
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